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AdvaMed Checks Out Shanghai's Tracking System For Medical Implants

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Representatives from the U.S. Advanced Medical Technology Association recently visited Shanghai to learn about its tracking system for medical implants. The Oriental Hospital of Tongji University is the city's first hospital that has adopted unique device identifiers and has implemented a tracking management system for implanted medical devices. Since 2006, the hospital has set up a product database and recorded 100,000 entries. The system not only allows long-term management and information transparency for medical implants, but also prevents counterfeit devices from being used, thus ensuring patient safety. The U.S. visitors were shown live procedures of pre-operative implant preparation, documentation and financial accounting. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)
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