GS1 Updates Global Model Number Identifier
For Use as a Basic UDI-DI to Meet EU MDR Requirements
By Terry Burton, Terry Burton Consulting, Ltd. and
George Wright IV, Product Identification & Processing Systems, Inc.
A recap of a recent effort involving a small group of AIDC experts in devising a data integrity scheme suitable for protecting a new device identifier used in modern healthcare applications against mis-keying. It presents the group’s undertakings in researching solutions to ensure identifier integrity, the challenges encountered, and how a more complete understanding of the constraints of the intended application led to a departure from the initial design and resulted in the elegant solution that exists today.