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Medical-device tracking system seen as EHR roadblock
Modern Healthcare

Federal regulatory efforts to create a unique identifier system for medical devices has raised concerns that incorporating such data on insurance claims will add yet another stumbling block to healthcare’s implementation of electronic health-record systems.

As a result, “I think the whole process is going to go better if we’re very thoughtful about starting with UDI cases where the clinical benefits and the administrative burden reduction benefits are the greatest,” said Dr. Mark McClellan, a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

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