Offering Rapid Deployment, Compliance and Lower Cost of Ownership in time for 2014 FDA Deadline
Bellevue, WA, September 12, 2013 Inspirage today announced the launch of a new solution to help medical device manufacturers meet the 2014 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deadline for Unique Device Identifier (UDI) compliance. The Inspirage and Oracle UDI solution supports rapid deployment, accurate and compliant data management at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
The FDA UDI mandate was initiated to enable better traceability of medical devices throughout the supply chain and to improve the information available for managing product quality issues that could potentially impact the patient. Other global health authorities are also enacting similar requirements with which multinational companies will soon have to comply. The UDI mandate begins in 2014 and medical device companies must develop an enterprise strategy to satisfy these global requirements. Class I, II and III medical devices will be impacted by the new FDA rule and device companies will need an extensive IT platform that will synchronize multiple product data streams on an ongoing basis. According to Gartner, The increased adoption of data standards by manufacturers means that IDN supply chain leaders that dont adopt these standards will be left behind, while those that do will enjoy competitive advantage. 
To address the medical device industrys need to be compliant with the FDA Unique Device Identifier requirements by the rapidly approaching deadline, we have worked with Inspirage to develop a rapid start deployment process to achieve a UDI foundation, said Marc Perlman, global vice president, healthcare and life sciences, Oracle. The Inspirage and Oracle UDI solution based on Oracles Agile Product Lifecycle product will help medical device companies quickly prepare for the UDI deadlines. Perhaps more importantly, this solution drives inherent business value for medical device companies while achieving compliancy. This makes the UDI initiative a strategic investment versus tactical execution of a regulatory process.
The Inspirage and Oracle solution provides a robust solution to help companies quickly adhere to UDI standards and build a foundation for driving value throughout the process. Legacy UDI attribute data can then be managed under FDA 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 11 revision control & synchronized with each stock keeping unit (SKU)/global trade item number (GTIN) to provide an auditable archive. In addition, the medical device identifier attributes associated with the unit of use for each product can be managed across multi-level packaging hierarchy configurations to support enterprise use of this critical data. The process then enables UDI to attribute reporting to the FDA GUDID through the FDA gateway server. Oracle and Inspirage, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), have developed an automatic generation of the HL7 SPL XML UDI data in a submission ready format, which requires no annual subscription cost through industry data pools.
Additional capabilities can be added to the Inspirage and Oracle UDI solution, such as data cleansing, validation, and other value-added functionality by leveraging other Oracle products and/or offerings. The solution can be further enriched to enable searching of multiple data sources and identification of inconsistencies in attribute taxonomy, which can be cleansed, validated and shaped into a standard format for enterprise synchronization with all GTINs.
For more information on the Inspirage and Oracle UDI Solution, please see www.inspirage.com/udi
1 Get Ready for Mandatory Unique Device Identifiers in Healthcare, by Eric O’Daffer, Steven Lefebure, Todd Applebaum, Vi Shaffer, July 1, 2013
Inspirage is a leading global consulting firm specializing in Oracle Supply Chain Management applications including Oracle Value Chain Planning (VCP), Oracle Value Chain Execution (VCE), and Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications. Inspirage offers a full-range of services including business process design, implementation, and comprehensive managed services programs. Inspirage is a global firm, with offices in the United States, Europe, and India. For more information, please visit www.inspirage.com.
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