Feds mull inclusion of universal device identifier in stage 3 MU

03/12/2012 | InformationWeek

The FDA has had talks with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about integrating a universal device identifier in the third stage of the meaningful use program for electronic health records, said Karen Conway, GHX's director of industry relations. Safety was a big motivator for the concept, she said. UDIs can aid investigators in monitoring data on recalled or failed health devices.

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