July 20, 2023

Navigating challenges of connecting recalls to patients, inventory

By: Tracey Berkowitz

Healthcare facilities face challenges in the recall process of tissue, non-biologic implants, and medical devices because of their time-sensitive nature and inherent risks to patient safety and compliance. Hospitals often use secondary sources for recall notifications. These lists, however, do not include two critical pieces—the identification of affected patient cases and inventory item’s storage location.

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