Monday, August 28, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

1 Hour CE Credit

The Unique Device Identifier (UDI) ruling was finalized in September 2013. Associating the UDI with each patient is the goal of the UDI. The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Meaningful Use Stage 3 require submission of the UDI to the patient medical record beginning January 2018. CMS is working toward updating the billing to capture this information as a requirement for reimbursement. Physicians, patients, registries, and the government want to understand the use of the products for various reasons, including what implant was used for a patient in case there is a need for replacement. This presentation will discuss the role of UDI in the OR and the broader spectrum of the UDI and its intent.



Jean Sargent has over 28 years in leadership positions, in central service/materials and supply chain management. Ms. Sargent’s extensive experience provides a foundation to support healthcare providers in the functions of: Interim Leadership, Strategic Planning, UDI Adoption and Implementation, Education, Assessments and Strategy, Sterile Processing/OR. Ms. Sargent’s passion is supporting patient safety in the adoption and implementation of the UDI working with providers, suppliers and solution providers. Ms. Sargent was on the GS1 Healthcare US Leadership Team since 2008 and was an early adopter of the GS1 standards. The affect adoption and use of the UDI will have on patient safety is a driver that fuels Ms. Sargent’s passion. Ms. Sargent has been actively involved with education for many years as a speaker, educator, and writer/editor. Ms. Sargent was President of AHRMM in 2007 and received the George R. Gossett Leadership Award in 2010 for her contributions to the association/industry.

Terrie L. Reed, M.S. Industrial Engineering – FDA Senior Advisor for UDI Adoption

Terrie Reed, MS Industrial Engineering, has spent her career advocating for the operational integration of data standards and informatics principles into healthcare and government systems in order to improve the efficiency of regulatory submissions and public health reporting.  Her latest role as Senior Advisor for UDI Adoption is the culmination of years of systems analysis, information science, and regulatory science experience aimed at significantly improving device evaluation and decision-making through the adoption of unique device identification (UDI) across the device ecosystem.

  Michael Schiller  CMRP Senior Director of Supply Chain for the AHRMM

Michael Schiller CMRP Senior Director of Supply Chain for the AHRMM

Michael Schiller, CMRP is Senior Director of Supply Chain for the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), a personal 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 landscape on various healthcare, supply chain, and advocacy initiatives as well as 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 and the Learning UDI Community.