MITA: NEMA service standard now covers all medical devices

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is expanding the scope of its NEMA American National Standard for Servicing Medical Imaging Devices to cover all medical devices as opposed to just medical imaging technologies.

The decision, MITA said in a statement, came after “consideration of extensive stakeholder feedback.”

“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,” Patrick Hope, MITA executive director, said in the statement. “Given the many perspectives on this issue, MITA is committed to an open and balanced development process.”

The NEMA standard is voluntary. It was designed to ensure that, when followed, medical device servicers take all “operational, performance and safety factors” into account.