Premier, Pew urge OMB to promptly review the FDA’s UDI rule Last Updated: July 24, 2014
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The Premier healthcare alliance and The Pew Charitable Trust urged OMB to finalize the FDA regulations establishing a UDI system

For Immediate Release

Charlotte, N.C.

In a July 8 letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Premier healthcare alliance and The Pew Charitable Trusts urged OMB to finalize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establishing a unique device identification (UDI) system. The letter stressed the need for a UDI system, which will assist the FDA in conducting safety surveillance of medical devices, and thus improve patient safety and the quality of care.

Section 614 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act required the administration to finalize the UDI regulation by June 19, 2013. Prior to this, the FDA has sought to use UDI for well over a decade, and Congress first instructed the development of a medical device identification system in 2007.

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Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.


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