HIBCC Industry News

HIBCC Industry News

Although our scope has expanded beyond the initial HIBC labeling mandate issued 30 years ago, we have continued to emphasize ‘safety first’ through the years.

As such, the Health Industry Business Communication Council has an important advocacy and educational role in today’s healthcare industry. We are proud to act as the forum through which consensus can be reached as all parties work together to ensure a safer, more efficient industry.

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European Parliament Votes to Adopt Medical Device Regulation Proposal

April 7, 2017
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On April 5, 2017 the European Parliament adopted two new regulations on medical and in-vitro diagnostic devices. The new EU rules focus on enhancement of patient safety and the modernization of the overall public health system. To read the official European Commission press release click here. read more →

FDA Grants UDI Extension for Soft Contact Lenses

April 3, 2017
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On March 30, 2017, the FDA released a statement granting a UDI compliance extension for labelers of soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses. To view the extension letter click here. read more →

Malware Alert for HIBCC Clients

March 30, 2017
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It has been brought to our attention that some HIBCC clients are recieving emails from a Madison Brady claiming to be a HIBCC employee. The emails are coming from madisonalbrady@gmail.com and contain a PDF attachment. This individual and email address is in no way associated with HIBCC. Do not open the PDF attachment, as it.. read more →

European Parliament Expected to Adopt Medical Device Regulation (UDI) in April

March 21, 2017
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On March 7th, 2017 the Council of the European Union approved two new medical device regulations, including a regulation similar to the US FDA’s UDI rule. The European Parliament is expected to adopt both regulations in April 2017. To view the EU press release click here. read more →

Enhancement to HIBCC’s HIN System Software

March 21, 2017
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In order to expedite the processing of licensee requests for HINs, HIBCC has implemented a process to return all completed records in a partially completed work order to licensees. This system enhancement enables licensees to receive their data faster than ever. HIBCC is also encouraging licensees to consolidate work orders by sending all HIN requests.. read more →

HIN Distribution Files Available Online

January 3, 2017
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A new set of HIN Distribution files, as of December 31, 2016, are now available for download. To download the periodic HIN Distribution from iHIN:   Access iHIN at http://www.hibcchin.org/. Enter your username and password. Click on “Download” then “Distribution Download”. Review the HIN Data Use License Agreement and enter your Subscriber Account ID. Click next. The.. read more →