Implants lacking ID, incident review (US)

Did you know that implanted medical devices generally do not have identification once used? What is more, once the FDA has approved devices, there is a lack of rigor in documenting and reviewing incidents in what’s generally called ‘adverse event reports’. While manufacturers are legally obligated to investigate death or injury related to their device, this can take months and often is fobbed off on the surgeon, hospital or patient. So if we in telehealth are seriously looking at implants, here is another situation not only to consider, but to be better than. How does the FDA monitor your medical implants? It doesn’t, really (