The Hospital Perspective: Lessons on UDI Implementation at the Point of Care

Chanice Henry

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The task of realizing advantages from deploying UDIs for medical devices stands as a vast project, with the practical challenges of efficient and compliant implementation looming large.

Some of the implementation roadblocks that confront and hinder today’s hospitals include:

  • Bar codes not being well printed
  • Unreliable bar codes
  • Superfluous labels on a device, mostly intended for the manufacturer’s use that drown out the label of interest for the hospital.


With a view to contribute to the industry’s ongoing progression, Pharma IQ collates the lessons learnt by hospitals during the implementation of UDIs for medical devices and how the conduct of manufacturers and hospitals could be altered to not just optimize this project’s roll out but to avoid incurring any detriment.

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