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Implementing unique identifiers for medical devices in a series of steps between now and 2020 is a daunting task, according to consultancy KPMG. A recent report from the firm walks device manufacturers, providers and other stakeholders through requirements of the final rule published in September 2013 and the technology behind the identifiers, explains the benefits and challenges, examines the parts of organizations that will be affected, and includes a brief glossary of terms.