Brazil Launches System for Monitoring Prostheses
Brazil’s Anvisa is launching a new web platform to monitor prosthetic implants. The National Registry of Implants (RNI) will register patients who have received hip and knee prostheses and coronary stents to better track data and adverse events for the implanted devices.
The registry will help generate information about implants and implanted stents, the surgical techniques used, the profile of patients and the health services involved. Data will be used to improve the regulation of implantable products as well as therapeutic practices and materials, Anvisa said.
The implementation of the registry in health services will begin with voluntary participation by several hospitals. It will gradually be opened up to include other health services and eventually it will be made compulsory, Anvisa said.
The authority plans to conduct a public consultation on a regulatory proposal relating to the new registry.