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Value of Unique Device Identification in the Digital Health Infrastructure

 
 
Research Topic: 
Informatics
Systems Engineering
 
Personnel: 
Wilson, Natalia
 
Citation: 
Wilson NA, Drozda J. Value of Unique Device Identification in the Digital Health Infrastructure. JAMA. 2013; 309(20): 2107-2108.
Description: 

In recent years, high-profile cases of medical device failure resulting in patient harm—such as implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads and metal-on-metal hip implants—have received substantial attention both in the medical literature and popular press. These examples illustrate the need for a more effective system of monitoring device performance and protecting patient safety.

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