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FDA to Propose Guidelines For Interoperable Medical Devices

In FDA, Industry Reposts by Anney Majewski

At the Medical Interoperability Conference in Washington this past Thursday, FDA announced to issue draft guidelines for manufacturers who are interested in creating interoperable medical devices. Advances in interoperability between medical devices and health information technology could lead to a more accommodating healthcare system, better patient care and decreased costs. A lack of industry standards pose a threat to the improvement of interoperable medical devices. Twenty-five standards were created last year, and additional standards are planned to be reviewed later this year by FDA.

For more information, visit http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140206/NEWS/302069934/fda-to-offer-draft-guidance-on-interoperability-of-medical-devices.

Authors:

Anney Majewski is the Marketing Communications Specialist at NAMSA, focusing on expanding the overall knowledge and understanding in the medical device industry. She obtained a BBA in Marketing from the University of Toledo as well as an A.S. in Psychology from Monroe County Community College.