Hospitals Can Achieve Value from UDI | GHX

Hospitals Can Achieve Value from UDI and Gain Control of Supply Chain Spend

GHX presents at AHRMM14 on ways hospitals can benefit from UDI documentation in EHRs and maximize the value of what could become a required investment
Louisville, CO - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 -

While the U.S. FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is a key focus for medical device suppliers, hospitals also have an opportunity to capitalize on the ruling for a wide range of benefits, including better patient safety and more efficient supply chain operations. Attendees of the AHRMM14 Conference and Exhibition, August 3 - 6, in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to learn from GHX on how the UDI rule can benefit hospitals and provider organizations.

The session, entitled "UDI: From Regulation to Value,"will take place on Tuesday, August 5, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Learning Lab. Karen Conway, Executive Director of Industry Relations at GHX, will present ways in which hospitals can benefit from UDI documentation in electronic health records (EHRs) and how to maximize the value of what could become a required investment. Conway works internationally with standards bodies, government agencies, analysts, academic researchers and industry associations to identify opportunities to optimize supply chain operations and improve business and clinical performance. Conway will be joined by Leslie Tompkins, who serves on the FDA’s UDI team.

The session will tackle these and other pressing UDI topics to help hospitals achieve the following:

  • Use UDIs to achieve better costs, quality and outcomes
  • Overcome the challenges in preparing to use UDIs (e.g., gaining clinician buy-in, managing content, preparing systems)
  • Prepare for potential regulatory requirements for providers related to UDIs
  • Maximize the value of UDIs

AHRMM14 attendees are also invited to GHX booth 811 for in-booth presentations focused on transforming the healthcare supply chain for increased efficiency, lower costs and, ultimately, better patient care. To learn more, please join these 20-minute sessions:

  • Take the First Steps to Reining in Your Implantable Device Supply Chain (IDSC) Spend

Matt Mentel, Executive Director, Integrated Performance Solutions, ROi/Sisters of Mercy, and Suzanne Alexander-Vaughn, Director of Product Management, GHX, discuss the path to greater IDSC automation, efficiency and accuracy and how it can help hospitals recoup wasted dollars and improve visibility.

  • 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 4
  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5


  • Driving More Non Med-Surg Spend on Contract

Chris Sullivan, Senior Director, Segment Strategy, Grainger, and Paul Frank, Product Manager, GHX, highlight the opportunities for both operational and hard dollar savings, as well as meeting Joint Commission “Environment of Care”requirements, through better management of facilities and engineering supply spend.  

  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, August 4
  • 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5


  • GHX Compass: Focus on the Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Pete Nelson, Vice President, Global Exchange, GHX, gives a sneak peek of GHX Compass, a new online tool that provides anytime access to key GHX supply chain metrics and enables users to set goals, track progress, benchmark performance and help drive improvements.

  • 3:30 p.m. Monday, August 4
  • 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5

About GHX
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is driving costs out of healthcare by transforming the healthcare supply chain. Working with providers and suppliers, GHX is accelerating change by providing a faster, more efficient and collaborative supply chain that will take billions of dollars out of the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit and The Healthcare Hub.  


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