AHRMM LUC launches new work group for UDI utilization

March 3, 2022

The AHRMM Learning UDI Community (LUC) is excited to announce the launch of a new work group. The Transactional Efficiency work group will address the issue of increasing the utilization of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) and Location Identifiers in basic and advanced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transaction sets.

The group will identify and document best practices for sharing and synchronizing data between trading partners.

The Food and Drug Administration has identified the need to actively engage with a coordinated, action-oriented, and early adopter unique device identifier (UDI) community. To answer this call, AHRMM has organized LUC, a broad-based coalition comprised of healthare leaders across sectors whose goal is to develop a common understanding and approach to UDI adoption within the healthcare setting. Accelerating UDI adoption across the healthcare field is essential to meeting the call for Cost, Quality, and Outcomes, the Triple Aim, and evidence-based care.

Expanded use of the UDI in EDI transaction sets will not only improve efficiency but will also improve response to supply chain disruptions and improve demand planning. The work group will be co-led by Carl Gromberg of Premier and John Terwilliger from Abbott and will include representatives from all three standards issuing agencies. AHRMM is looking for healthcare providers, distributors, manufacturers, software application providers and any other interested parties to join our workgroup. The kick off is today , March 3 at 2:00 Eastern Time.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nancy LeMaster at [email protected]. You can find additional information regarding the AHRMM LUC and its previous workgroups at ahrmm.org/LUC.