Gartner Research

Get Ready for Mandatory Unique Device Identifiers in Healthcare

Published: 01 July 2013

ID: G00231936

Analyst(s): Eric O'Daffer , Todd Applebaum, Steven Lefebure, Vi Shaffer

Summary

Regulations on unique device identifiers will soon be final. This research explains how the lack of product data standards impacts manufacturers and integrated delivery networks, and why supply chain leaders should accelerate adoption.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • The pending release of the U.S. FDA's final UDI ruling increases the pressure on IDNs to adopt standards within their internal systems
  • The increased adoption of data standards by manufacturers means that the IDN supply chain leaders that don't adopt these standards will be left behind, while those that do will enjoy competitive advantage
  • The growing critical mass of manufacturers that adopt standards to comply with the pending UDI ruling will give IDNs the opportunity to leverage standards data to generate internal and value chain benefits

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