Implantable Devices

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With v17.1 users now have the capability of documenting and tracking medical implantable devices.

A medical implant is device or tissue that are placed inside or on the surface of a patient's body. Implants can be prosthetics, but can also be items used to deliver medication or provide support to organs and tissues. They can also be used to monitor a patient's body functions. Implantable devices can include stents, hip implants, chemo therapy ports,cochlear implants, and bone screws.

Examples of some Implantable devices:

  • Stents
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Cochlear
  • Chemo therapy ports
  • Bone screws


Preferences: TWAdmin>Preferences>System

  1. ImplantableDeviceExternalAccessTimeOut - indicate how long, in seconds, the application attempts to connect to the implantable device look-up service before it times out with no results.
  2. ImplantableDeviceLookupServiceURL - enter the URL of the external service that the application uses to reference implantable device information.
  3. ImplantableDeviceUDIParseServiceURL - enter the URL of the external database used to parse implantable device information into the application.

Implantable Devices are added to the Problem component, but can an administrator can make a separate Desktop component if needed.

Additional Details

Each implant will have a Unique Device Identification (UDI), this number can be entered or scanned into the system if you use bar-code scanning. Once added the information displayed is in the Implantable Devices view and includes the name of the implantable device which will include the GMDN (Global Medical Device Nomenclature)name, the implanted date, removed date, and the managed by provider's name. Both active and removed devices are displayed in the Implantable Devices view for the selected patient.

When you scan or enter the UDI you can click PARSE and then the system will automatically retrieve data about the device such as;

  • GMDN
  • Device Identifier
  • Serial Number
  • MRI Saftey
  • Lot or Batch number
  • Donation ID
  • Manufacturer
  • Expiration Date

Implantable devices that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should be entered by selecting FDA Device in the Implantable Device Details page. Implantable devices that are not regulated by the FDA should be entered by selecting Non-FDA Device on the Implantable Device Details page.

When entering information for donations of human cells, tissues or cellular and tissue based products you will need to enter the Donation ID


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