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Unique Device Identification: Manufacturer, Hospital and Global Implications

Room 49 | Tuesday, June 12 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speakers: Grant Hodgkins, Vice President of Commercial Practice, USDM Life Sciences; 
Michael Schiller, CMRP, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM);
Salil Joshi, Senior Director, Industry Development - Healthcare, GS1 US;
Larry Donnelly, CEO, Matrix IT



    While all attendees will benefit from this session, the check marks indicate the skill level and roles that this session targets.
    Beginner  |   Intermediate  |   Advanced

  √ Manufacturing
√ Product Management
 Quality Control
 √ Regulatory/Clinical Affairs
√ Supply Chain Management



Unique device identification (UDI) is gaining global adoption. Now is the time for companies to take a step back and ask: Is my UDI framework scaleable? UDI experts will answer your pressing questions on the U.S. regulation and provide perspective on ways that device manufacturers can implement a working system—including data management—that can scale with product development and UDI compliance needs. Attendees will leave with an understanding of new global regulations and practical, implementable advice for compliance.

Attendee Takeaways

  1. Understand the difference between U.S. regulation and new regulations being adopted in Europe, Asia and the Middle East
  2. Learn how orthopaedic companies are handling direct part marking and convenience kit compliance
  3. Know how hospital customers plan to capture UDI, and their future expectations from industry
  4. Opportunities, best practices and next steps for UDI, including data management



Hodgkins 200x200Grant Hodgkins is Vice President of Commercial Practice for USDM Life Sciences. His key interests in 30 years of life sciences experience include designing, implementing and managing complex global programs and operations to simplify business operations, assure quality and safety and optimize processes. His key career accomplishments include significant management roles in global supply chain, master data management, computer system validation, unique device identification, product traceability, ERP implementation and validation and program/project management. His thought leadership contributions include current positions as Board Member of GS1 Data Excellence Board, Leadership Team Member for GS1 Healthcare, ELT member at USDM Life Sciences and author/presenter of numerous papers and presentations.

Schiller 200x200Michael Schiller, CMRP is Senior Director of Supply Chain for the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA). As the organization’s subject matter expert, he brings more than 25 years of healthcare supply chain experience to his role. In this capacity, Schiller collaborates with industry leaders across the healthcare ecosystem on various healthcare, supply chain and advocacy initiatives, and works with AHA and AHRMM executive leadership on the development of the association’s strategic direction and initiatives including the Cost, Quality and Outcomes Movement, the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain and the Learning UDI Community.

Donnelly 200x200 Larry Donnelly is the Chief Executive Officer of Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems, and a healthcare innovator who has led hospitals and health systems to success for over 20 years. Among other duties, he has designed and overseen the execution of numerous healthcare products and services, several of which were among the first in the industry. He and his team took Matrix IT from a basic concept to building the only universal platform that allows medical manufacturers and hospitals to easily and fully comply with operating room UDI data collection. Mr. Donnelly and his team have constructed a powerful coalition of some of the world’s largest regulatory, not-for-profits and corporations that support the efforts of the Matrix IT project today.

Joshi 200x200Salil Joshi is Senior Director, Healthcare Industry Engagement for GS1 U.S. He has worked in the healthcare supply chain for over 14 years in different roles. At GS1 US, Mr. Joshi is responsible for driving the adoption of GS1 standards within the hospital provider community. He works with hospitals, manufacturers, GPOs, solution providers and industry associations to create a roadmap for implementation of standards in the supply chain. Currently, he manages a workgroup focused on point of care scanning for providers. In the past, he has managed supply chain consulting initiatives at various providers in the New York region. He managed supply chain data and technology implementation projects focused on item master management, business process improvement and ERP system optimization. Mr. Joshi holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering (with a Supply Chain specialization) and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering.


Related reading from BONEZONE®:
Get Ready for UDI: It’s All About the Data | UDI Implementation: What are Your Next Steps?