Wednesday, July 18, 2018


11:30 a.m. CT


.5 hour


Unique Device Identification

In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration established requirements for suppliers to provide unique device identification (UDI) for medical devices through their distribution and use. UDI implementation promises to improve patient safety, standardize device postmarket surveillance and improve overall supply chain costs and efficiencies. During this webcast, our two panelists and moderator will discuss the current status of UDI adoption and implementation in the U.S., as well as its impact on health care providers.

  • Karen Dean, Program Director, Point of Use and Support Services National Buy to Pay, Supply Chain Operations, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ricki Wilson, Senior Director, Analytic Services, Vizient
  • Mike Duke, CMRP, Senior Director, Member Networks, Vizient
Learning objectives
  • Describe the level of UDI adoption in the United States
  • Summarize the status of UDI in the global setting
  • Identify provider implementation best practices based on Learning UDI Community workgroup findings

About the Supply Chain Leadership Series

The supply chain environment is continually evolving. To achieve excellence in supply chain management, supply chain leaders and hospital executives need access to education, tools and resources.

Vizient is offering a Supply Chain Leadership continuing education webcast series, where you will hear industry experts and your peers discuss the latest supply chain management issues, trends and leading practices. Other topics include building collaborative relationships with organizational stakeholders, implementing innovative supply chain management processes and negotiating effective contracts and agreements.