Baptist Health UDI Capture Work Group Case Study


Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)


Recent Client Work


The project objectives are to integrate supply chain information across all systems into one point of entry, interface data to all systems that use that data, and then define the fields and the processes that use that data. The data fields are: United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and GS1 Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTIN). With this system and data integration in place, a clinician can scan a product’s barcode(s) at the point of use so that the product’s device identifier (DIs), UNSPSC, HCPCS code and all other accessible attributes are captured and transferred to the connected systems to facilitate documentation in the patient medical record, charge capture, patient billing, inventory management, and manufacturer transactions (POs, payments, etc.). The primary benefits are better reporting by physician, increased reimbursement, and improved track-ability of recalls.