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Over 10,000 medical device manufacturers bring over 4,000 new devices to market each year, and that doesn’t include updates to existing lines.  Manufacturers are required to classify their products but how they uniquely serial number each one is up to the manufacturer, making maintenance planning and recalls inconsistent.  Read how and why the FDA is implementing a “unique device identifier” for all medical devices.

http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/opinion/how-device-identification-will-help-healthcare-delivery

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