MITA service standard now covers all medical devices, not just imaging

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), announced April 23 it will be expanding the breadth of the NEMA American National Standard for Servicing of Medical Devices to cover all medical devices—not just those dealing with imaging technologies.  

According to a  MITA press release, the expanded standard will outline the minimum quality management system requirements for medical device serving. Ultimately, MITA hopes through this universal standard that medical devices providers will review operation, performance and safety factors thoroughly, according to the release. 

“With an expanded scope, MITA will now leverage its existing consensus across various stakeholder groups to codify what quality management of medical device servicing should look like for the industry,” said MITA Executive Director Patrick Hope, in a prepared statement. “Given the many perspectives on this issue, MITA is committed to an open and balanced development process.”  

MITA invites interested stakeholders, including medical imaging equipment manufacturers, innovators and product developers, to apply by May 11.