I am working on a Hearing Health project, for which we aim to use the OMOP CDM. Data will mostly include audiograms, appointments, and hearing devices.
When looking at converting the device data to OMOP, we are wondering what is the best way to add details about the manufacturer and model of the device, and ideally have a unique ID for each manufacturer/model combination. I have noticed a unique_device_ID field, but this says it is for FDA-approved device IDs only. This is clearly not suitable for our UK NHS data, as these hearing devices will not be FDA-approved
If anybody has any advice on how we could describe device manufacturers/models for UK NHS Hearing aids, that would be much appreciated. Should we add our own extra fields locally? Or perhaps request new fields be added to the device_exposure table?
An example of such a device would be:
Device Type: Hearing Aid
Model: Spirit Zest Power
Thanks in advance for any advice