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Thursday, August 2, 2012

UDI: Can Healthcare Get it Together?

The FDA’s proposed UDI rule issued last month continues to garner a lot of interest. I want to thank Jenny Laurello, blogger for SearchHealthIT’s networking portal, The Health IT Exchange, for giving me the opportunity to provide a guest post on the topic this week. I hope you will take a look and join in the conversation. As with so many things in healthcare these days, it is going to take a concerted and more importantly coordinated effort across the entire healthcare value chain if we are going to achieve better quality care at a more affordable price. The UDI is not a panacea, but it is a step in the right direction, but only if we all step together. Otherwise, we run the risk of simply adding to the regulatory burden without realizing the intended benefit. 

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Karen Conway

Vice President, Healthcare Value
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