MeDevIS Platform Announced to Increase Access to Medical Technologies and Devices

MeDevIS Platform Announced to Increase Access to Medical Technologies and Devices

From: World Health Organization (WHO):

The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced an online platform MeDevIs (Medical Device Information System) is the first global open access clearinghouse for information on medical devices. It is designed to support governments, regulators and users in their decision-making processes regarding the selection, procurement and use of medical devices for the diagnosis, testing and treatment of diseases and health conditions.

The MeDevIS platform includes 2,301 types of medical devices used for a wide range of health issues, including reproductive health, maternal health, newborn and child health, non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


MeDevIS refers to two international naming systems for medical devices: the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN), mostly used in European countries for registration in the European database and the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMD) Used by regulatory bodies in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and other Member States. The naming systems include coding and definitions and can be used in each country to facilitate registration for regulatory approval, procurement and supply, inventories in healthcare facilities, monitoring and pricing.

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Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington, DC metro area. He received his MLIS from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won numerous awards, including the SLA Technology Innovations Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. He served as Director of Online Information Services at from 2006-2009.