Dutch Implant Registry (LIR)
For healthcare providers
If there are problems with an implant, the carriers must be able to be found quickly. Therefore, since 2019, it has been a legal requirement for healthcare institutions to register implants that are on the inclusion list in the Dutch Implant Registry (LIR). The extension of the inclusion list to all Class III implants is expected by the end of 2023.
What to do?
Capture data from the barcode
Start scanning barcodes. Ensure that the GTIN (unique article code), lot number and serial number are recorded in your internal system. For clinics, this will usually be the EPD system, in order to register implants in the patient's file. For hospitals, this may also be stock management system, in order to achieve stock optimisation, for example.
Receive article data via GS1 Data Source
By connecting to GS1 Data Source (GDSN), article data of medical devices are always available. Real-time data and standardised. In addition to the data that is recorded by scanning the barcode, additional data is needed to register in the LIR. These can be retrieved from GS1 Data Source. It concerns: product type, name of the manufacturer and product name.
Registration in Dutch Implant Registry (LIR)
Registration in the LIR through an automatic link (directly from the internal system to the LIR). This is the most sustainable and efficient solution. Requires no administrative action: the chance of errors is very small.
Use the Global Location Number of the LIR: 8718734080008. In order to be able to carry out registration, your supplier of implantable medical devices must publish its product data in the LIR via GDSN.