MeDevIS platform announced to increase access to medical technology and devices

From the World Health Organization (WHO):

The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a web-based platform called MeDevIS (Medical Devices Information System), the first global open clearinghouse for information on medical devices. It is intended to support governments, regulators and users in making decisions about the selection, purchase and use of medical devices for the diagnosis, testing and treatment of diseases and health conditions.

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


MeDevIS refers to two international medical device naming systems – the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN), used mainly in European countries for registration in the European database, and the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) used by regulatory agencies in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US and other Member States. The naming systems include coding and definitions and can be used in any country to facilitate registration for regulatory approval, ordering and supply, inventory in healthcare facilities, tracking and pricing.

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Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He earned an MLIS from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006 to 2009, he was the director of Online Information Services at