July 15, 2010 – ECRI Institute’s Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System now contains 24,544 terms covering the expanse of medical devices and equipment used for modern healthcare delivery.

This news caught our attention on Today’s Medical Developments site in their article, “ECRI Institute Adds 4,000 New Terms”. ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has added more than 4,000 terms for genetic tests in the last year alone. By the end of 2010, ECRI will release many additional terms for software used with medical devices.

ECRI Institute’s Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System is licensed free of charge to regulatory agencies, hospitals and health systems, manufacturers, and distributors who use the nomenclature to support procurement, asset management and maintenance, hazard and recall tracking, patient safety activities, indexing of literature, spend analysis, quality improvement, and systems-level benchmarking.

Melody K. Smith

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