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Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 01:00 PM


Member and Non-Member Price: Free | CPE Credit: 1

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High quality data collected through Point-of-Care Scanning (POC) gives providers more accurate information that will assist in delivering higher quality of care. With unique device identifiers becoming readily available for medical devices due to U.S. FDA UDI requirements, hospitals need to capitalize on this new source of data. By implementing POC scanning, hospitals can identify expired or recalled products as well as populate medical device data into patient’s Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Join this webinar to learn the benefits of scanning at point-of-care and role you can play in improving data quality to support patient safety.

How this Session Relates to the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement: Implementing point-of-care device scanning using unique device identification standards will improve several aspects of CQO. Product tracking can lead to a reduction of unnecessary purchases and warehouse costs. The ability to identify patients affected by recalled products through POC scanning data populated into patient EHR records is greatly improved and leads to a reduction in patient complications and costs.

*Participants who attend this webinar may earn up to 1 AHRMM Continuing Education Credit toward recertification of the Certified Materials Resource Professional, or the initial or renewal of the AHRMM Fellow designation. In addition, attendees may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appraise the value a point-of-care scanning system could bring to their organization
  • List the key steps to plan and implement a point-of-care scanning system
  • Recognize the important role they play in improving data quality

Target Audience:

  • This webinar is recommended for health care providers, specifically clinicians scanning POC, materials management and supply chain/inventory.


  • Beth Wells, Senior Director, Community Engagement, GS1 US
  • Salil Joshi, Senior Director, Partnerships, GS1 US