track, service, & update your device throughout its life
Manufacturing is just the beginning of your device's history
When a device is serviced, you need to track what subcomponents came out and what new parts were installed in their place. Now that your device is relased from manufacturing, you need to track and manage the device history throughout the its life.
When a device is sent to a distributor, a hospital, a primary care provider, or a patient - you need to know it.
You need to be able to show a regulating body the location of every device you have made.