HIBCC Press Releases

The Health Industry Business Communication Council (HIBCC) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit, industry sponsored standards development organization. We maintain global supplier and provider labeling standards for the healthcare industry, and are a leader in the development of other e-commerce applications.

Our standards and services are extended internationally via a worldwide network of HIBCC offices, and have been adopted globally by the largest suppliers of medical products. As a global health care standards agency, we’re setting safer and more efficient standards  throughout the world.

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Latest Press Releases

(December 26, 2013)
FDA-Accredits-HIBCC-as-IA-for-UDI2.pdf download View | Download
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(October 8, 2013)
HIBCC-AITC-Meeting_Dec_20131.pdf download View | Download
Summary: The next AITC meeting will be held Dec. 5th, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. Registration details are available within.
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(October 1, 2013)
HIBCC-Web-Utility-Creates-FDA-Compliant-UDIs.pdf download View | Download
Summary: HIBCC has announced the release of Beta version 2.3 of its ‘UDI Generator’ Utility. Learn how to create FDA compliant HIBC-UDIs.
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(September 24, 2013)
FDA-Final-UDI-Rule.pdf download View | Download
Summary: FDA released it’s final regulation on Unique Device Identification, and identifies HIBC as an acceptable data standard for UDI.
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(May 17, 2013)
HIBCC-Web-Utility-To-Create-FDA-UDIs2.pdf download View | Download
Summary: In anticipation of the forthcoming FDA regulation on Unique Device Identification, HIBCC is developing a suite of web-based resources, including an on-line ‘UDI Generator Utility.’ They will be freely available on HIBCC’s home page at www.hibcc.org.
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(April 19, 2013)
Schlittenhard-Appointed-Chair-PR.pdf download View | Download
Summary: PHOENIX, AZ (April 18, 2013) – DuWayne Schlittenhard, MBA, R. Ph, Vice president at St. Alexius Medical Center has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC). The announcement was made by HIBCC President Robert Hankin in Phoenix, Arizona.
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(April 1, 2013)
AITC-Meeting-Press-Release_06_132.pdf download View | Download
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(September 16, 2012)
HIBCC-UDI-Guideline.pdf download View | Download
Summary: September 2012. For many years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and industry partners have been studying the benefits associated with automatic-identification technologies that have been deployed in both healthcare and non-healthcare industries.
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(September 12, 2012)
HIBC-Syntax-Standard-5.0-APRROVED-Press-Release.pdf download View | Download
Summary: February 2012. The Health Industry Bar Code (HIBC) Syntax Standard has been given final approval by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Also known as ANSI/HIBC 5.0, the standard was developed by the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC), the accredited global standards development organization that supports patient safety by creating industry-supported non-proprietary standards for […]
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(September 12, 2012)
2011-HIBCC-Board-Chair-DeGrace-for-website1.pdf download View | Download
Summary: April 2011. Patrick DeGrace, Director of Customer Care at Hospira Worldwide, Inc. has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC).
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(September 12, 2012)
ANSI-HIBC-1.3-PAS-Standard-Approved-7-9-2010.pdf download View | Download
Summary: July 2010. ANSI Approves HIBCC Standard for Patient Identification and Event Tracking.
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(September 12, 2012)
Times-Expose-of-Med-Device-ID-Errors.pdf download View | Download
Summary: August 2010. New York Times Exposé of Medical Device ID Errors that Lead to Patient Deaths Could Spur FDA Action to Require HIBCC Labeling.
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(September 12, 2012)
2009-HIBCC-Board-Chair-Stivers1.pdf download View | Download
Summary: February 2009. Greg Stivers, Vice President of Customer Technology for McKesson Medical-Surgical in Richmond, Virginia, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC).
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