New Delaware legislation to review hospital budgets may only create new bureaucracies and problems

It is well understood that healthcare systems in the United States are navigating an ever-challenging operating environment. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased costs, tightening labor markets and lagging reimbursement rates — all have contributed to significant financial stresses on the national healthcare system. In Delaware, like many other states, between Medicaid and [...]

By |2024-05-22T14:54:03+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Delaware legislation to review hospital budgets may only create new bureaucracies and problems

FDA Releases Final Guidance on Manufacturing

Today the FDA released its final guidance to provide the medical device industry clarity on the definition of "remanufacturing" for reusable devices needing maintenance or repair, a lingering point of ambiguity in an overarching discussion about right-to-repair. A draft of the guidance was initially released for comment and consideration back in 2021, at which time [...]

By |2024-05-13T17:59:16+00:00May 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FDA Releases Final Guidance on Manufacturing

IAMERS Celebrates Its 31st Birthday

Last week, IAMERS (the International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers) celebrated its 31st birthday in Charleston at the IAMERS Annual Meeting. After IAMERS President Diana Upton welcomed the group, the Annual Meeting kicked off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Mike Bivins, president of Urology Centers of Alabama. Dr. Bivins offered some candid [...]

By |2024-05-10T15:41:04+00:00May 9th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IAMERS Celebrates Its 31st Birthday

Can the EU Data Act Help Solve US Right to Repair Issues?

By Robert J. Kerwin While efforts in Washington D.C., and indeed nationwide, have sparked momentum toward widespread acceptance of the rights of device owners to choose who would repair the devices they own, recent approval by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU of the European Data Act may be a great leap [...]

By |2024-04-25T15:07:09+00:00April 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can the EU Data Act Help Solve US Right to Repair Issues?

Save the Date – IAMERS 31st Annual Meeting

Dear Members, We’re looking forward to seeing you in the beautiful city of Charleston for the 31st Annual IAMERS meeting. Meeting Times Monday 29th April 6:30 pm – Reception & Dinner at The Charleston Place Tuesday 30th April 8:00 am – Breakfast 9:00 am – Business sessions (lunch included) 4:00 pm – Meeting adjourns for the [...]

By |2024-02-15T19:28:45+00:00February 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Save the Date – IAMERS 31st Annual Meeting

IAMERS Question of the Day

Recently Michelle Fields, W7 Global (USA) asked Christian Frandsen, Agito Medical (Denmark) the following question. Christian is a logistics expert – worldwide. ––––––––– Christian, Hello! I sat in on your talk about Logistics at the IAMERS meeting in Greece.  I have a question I am not sure if you can answer or direct me to [...]

By |2023-11-13T20:17:52+00:00November 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IAMERS Question of the Day

Upcoming 2024 IAMERS Events

ECR – Vienna 28 Feb – 3 Mar 2024 IAMERS Member Reception Thursday 29th Feb 2024 7pm – 10pm Palais Hansen Kempinski __ IAMERS 31st Annual Meeting 29th Apr – 1st May 2024 The Charleston Place Charleston, SC __ IAMERS 18th Annual European Meeting 18th & 19th Sept 2024 Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam, NL __ [...]

By |2023-11-13T20:10:28+00:00November 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming 2024 IAMERS Events

US Copyright Office to Recommend Renewing Medical Device Exemption

On October 19, 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office published notice in the Federal Register that it was recommending to the Librarian of Congress certain Petitions for Renewal of the Exemptions that were granted in 2021 from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted work. The [...]

By |2023-11-02T14:40:10+00:00November 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on US Copyright Office to Recommend Renewing Medical Device Exemption

Why IoMT Security is More Important for IAMERS Members, and Their Customers, Than Ever in 2023

by Jeremy Linden, Asimily Cyberattacks against healthcare providers are increasing, with a rapid increase seen during the pandemic and a further rise of 94% in 2022. As more of these devices become connected to the network, attacks that may have once been costly could now turn deadly. Independent service organizations (ISOs) have an important role [...]

By |2023-04-12T18:19:10+00:00April 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why IoMT Security is More Important for IAMERS Members, and Their Customers, Than Ever in 2023
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