Scanning 101

Management of inventory turns, reducing waste due to product expiration, and reducing annual audit shortfalls are all possible thanks to the UDI barcode. Although scanning is a common practice throughout hospitals today with pharmaceuticals/patient identification, it’s brand new for implants and other devices. Many health systems are still typing device identifiers into their EHR systems for implants. This is a dangerous practice due to the known potential for human error.

In the first of three webinars, leading field experts will focus on the immense benefits of using scanning technology to document medical device usage. UDI scans can improve patient safety through recall and expiration date management, reduce clinical time spent documenting product use, and ultimately can help hospitals reduce costs each year.  

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
AHRMM 1 Hour from June 28, 2019