Update on unique device identifiers (UDI) from the FDA’s Jay Crowley, a webinar

This could be worthwhile, and it’s free. Information from the email I received below.

Just follow this link if interested in registering.



Presented by unSUMMIT Faculty Member:

Jay Crowley
Senior Patient Safety Advisor
Food and Drug Administration

About the Session:

What do the UDI ruling and the FDA’s sustained interest in barcode-assisted medical technologies mean for hospitals?

In a May 2010 interview, FDA Senior Patient Safety Advisor, Jay Crowley was interviewed by unSUMMIT co-founder, Mark Neuenschwander, about current FDA regulations and ongoing plans that could impact bar codes on medications and machine-readable identifiers on medical devices. Three years later, on September 24, 2013, the FDA released a final rule requiring that most medical devices distributed in the United States carry  unique device identifiers, or UDI.

Log in to this U of UN Webinar to obtain firsthand understanding from a top FDA advisor. Once again, Mark Neuenschwander will engage Jay Crowley of these and other relevant topics:

  • Current FDA regulations for medication bar codes
  • The status and ramifications of the UDI regulation
  • FDA position on defining barcode point-of-care technologies as medical devices
  • Scope and limitations of FDA jurisdiction related to bar-code labeling and scanning at the point of care

Faculty Bios:

Jay Crowley is the senior advisor for patient safety in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He is interested in developing and implementing new methods and techniques for identifying and resolving problems with the use of medical devices. During his 20 years at FDA, Crowley has held variety of positions. He currently is responsible for implementing the Unique Device Identification requirements of the 2007 FDA Amendments Act. Crowley holds a master’s degree in risk analysis and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

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