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Last Chance to RSVP for July 11 Capitol Hill Event on Smart Health, Hosted by Standards Community


In conjunction with the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2017, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will co-host an event on July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., focused on "Smart Health: Using intelligent systems to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare in a more integrated, focused approach."

The following speakers will share insights on their roles in standards activities in relation to intelligent healthcare systems:

  • Robert D. Jensen, AAMI
  • Joe Bhatia, ANSI
  • Kevin Fu, Virta Laboratories; University of Michigan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
  • Matthew T. Clark, Ph.D., Advanced Medical Predictive Devices, Diagnostics, and Displays, Inc.
  • Janet Marchibroda, CEO Council on Health and Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Suzanne Schwartz, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The event will take place July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (room HVC-201AB). Representatives from numerous standards developing organizations will display information on their activities and provide networking opportunities. A brown bag lunch will be served.

To attend, please RSVP to AAMI's Kelly Hunget, [email protected].

See the event flyer for additional details.

WSD 2017: Smart Health

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD), an annual event co-chaired by ANSI and NIST, serves to recognize the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, and government.

The 2017 WSD theme, "Smart Health," highlights the realities of the modern age of healthcare and prepare for the needs for the future using intelligent healthcare systems. Such innovative systems provide a distributed environment that requires a purposeful precision and a level of reliability and availability to maintain their effectiveness. And to that end, standards play a large part in supporting these systems to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare for a more integrated, focused approach.

The official WSD ceremony will be held at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C., on October 19, 2017. This year, AAMI will serve as the event's administrating organization. For more on World Standards Day 2017, read the related ANSI news article.


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

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