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Did You Know?


02/09/2018

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation of members and partners, highlighting recent accomplishments and new resources related to standardization.

Upcoming SES Webinar to Cover Mobile Health Standards and Cyberhealth
SES – The Society for Standards Professionals, an ANSI member, is holding a webinar on the changes happening in healthcare access and delivery in the digital age.

Mobile Health Standards and Emerging Role of Cybersecurity in Healthcare (Cyberhealth) will address the digital health transformation happening around the world, some of the challenges that accompany this transformation, and emerging mobile health standards and other related standards including blockchain, AR/VR/MR, precision medicine, predictive analytics, machine learning, cloud computing, and healthcare of things.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 21, from 1-2:30pm EST. Click here to learn more and register.

UL and AAMI Collaborate for Book on Human Factors Engineering Methods
UL, an ANSI member and audited designator, and AAMI, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, have collaborated on a book that helps medical technology developers create high-quality human factors of engineering (HFE) work.

Writing Human Factors Plan and Reports provides information to help medical professionals create safer and more effective healthcare products through HFE methods. HFE methods align the design of devices and systems with the capacities and requirements of the user. They improve ease of use, system performance, and user satisfaction, and reduce operational errors.

“We’re very proud of this book and grateful to [UL HFE general manager] Michael Wiklund and his team. At AAMI, we’re committed to developing resources that support the medical device industry, and this guide does just that. By sharing their expertise in human factors engineering, Mr. Wiklund and his team are helping to make medical devices as safe and effective as possible. Everyone wins when that happens, most especially the patients,” said Sean Loughlin, vice president of communications and marketing at AAMI.

Read more in AAMI and UL’s news items.

ASSE Webinar to Address Industrial Hygiene in Healthcare
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has announced an upcoming webinar on hazardous drugs (HDs) handling, spill clean-up, and exposure assessment.

The free one-hour webinar will be held on Friday, March 2, at 1pm EST. Attendees will learn what HDs are, which workers are potentially exposed, and what acute and chronic health effects these workers face. They will also hear about safe handling and spill clean-up recommendations, disposal of contaminated sharps, waste minimization considerations, exposure assessment recommendations, and which HDs can be volatile.

See ASSE’s website to learn more and register for the webinar.

ISAO SO to Host International Conference on Information Sharing
The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization (ISAO SO), an ANSI member, has announced that it will host an international conference for cybersecurity information sharing and analysis organizations.

The Second Annual International Information Sharing Conference will be held on September 11-12 in Tysons Corner, VA. The two-day event will address a range of issues that affect stakeholders in the information sharing ecosystem.ss

“The ISAO SO is dedicated to driving the conversation and building trust among the information sharing community,” said Greg White, executive director of the ISAO SO. “The Second Annual IISC will bring together the entire information sharing ecosystem and build upon last year’s focus on pushing this ecosystem forward.”

Learn more on ISAO SO’s website.

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