An instrument, machine, appliance, implant, software or other article intended to be used for a medical purpose.

Data Element

Additional Information

Unique Device Identifier - Implantable
Numeric or alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies an implantable device. Usage note: Contains a Device Identifier (DI) and one or more Production Identifiers (PI).

Applicable Vocabulary Standard(s)

Applicable Standards
  • FDA Unique Device Identification System (UDI System)


QR and/or Barcodes for data capture into other systems

Please consider making the GUID available to ancillary staff in the form of a barcode or QR code for checking against other systems or reconciliation of inventories (Ex an LTC Nurse doing rounds and seeing a pacemaker on the careplan, making sure if the resident goes out to another hospital, that device is listed on their transfer form in case the receiving hospital was not part of the Exchange of original hospital where device was implanted).  

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