AAMI Offers Webinar on FDA's Unique Device Identification Initiative

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will hold a webinar, "The FDAs Unique Device Identification (UDI) Initiative: How Will It Affect Hospitals?" on Oct. 18, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is getting closer to publishing proposed regulations for unique device identifiers (UDI). Already used by some manufacturers, a UDI is much like a barcode, placed on a medical device to help track it through the entire healthcare system. The new FDA UDI rule would require the identifier be placed on all devices, and the FDA is expected to publish a draft regulation this fall with guidance on implementing the identifiers.

This webinar, featuring an industry expert and an FDA representative, will help you learn about the current status of the rule, understand UDI and its impact on hospitals, and prepare for implementation at your facility.

The speakers are Terrie L. Reed, MSIE, associate director of informatics, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Tom Werthwine, global process owner, Auto ID Technology and Data Standards, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.

The webinar is designed for clinical technology managers, clinical and biomedical engineers, hospital IT staff, device risk managers, field support personnel, and healthcare provider organizations.

The cost is $75 per registrant for AAMI members and $99 per registrant for non-members.

To register, call (800) 373-3174.

For registration questions, contact AAMI's Customer Service Center at (800) 373-3174. For content or format questions, contact Jeanine Beisel at (703) 253-8277.