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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US Naval Ships Mercy and Comfort using HIN to expedite receiving pharmaceutical supplies to support NYC and LA hospitals fighting COVID-19

March 27, 2020
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HIBCC is working with the US DoD Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support to expedite Health Industry Number (HIN) requests and updates.  The DLA is a long-time HIN user, and as it ramps up support of the COVID-19 relief effort, HIBCC has provided new HIN assignments for the DLA.   For example, HIBCC has recently created.. read more →

ANSI recognizes HIBCC support of the fight against COVID-19

March 27, 2020
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American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recognized the HIBCC for “stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak.” To view the full publication on ANSI’s website click here. HIBCC has been an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO) since 1995. To learn more about how HIBCC.. read more →

European Commission delays its MDR by one year to focus on the Coronavirus, but leave labeling and database compliance deadlines unchanged.

March 25, 2020
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March 25, 2020 the European Commission announced that they are working on “a proposal to postpone the date of application of the MDR for one year”.  The proposal is expected to be submitted to the European Parliament in early April. The postponement seeks to “temporarily alleviate the burden on available resources” in the healthcare industry.. read more →

HIBCC’s HIN System supporting healthcare supplier efforts to fight COVID-19

March 20, 2020
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As the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve, HIBCC remains focused upon playing its part in ensuring that necessary medical devices and pharmaceuticals will move through their supply chain unhampered.  HIBCC’s Health Industry Number (HIN) is used by the vast majority of pharmaceutical and medical device suppliers to facilitate the necessary “electronic.. read more →

HIBCC releases new website page on HIN and DSCSA

March 20, 2020
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HIBCC has released a new page on the www.hibcc.org website for how to utilize HIN for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The page will be regularly updated with HIBCC guidance for satisfying DSCSA requirements. To view the page click here. To learn more about how HIBCC and how the HIN System can be.. read more →

The European Commission releases updated guidance document on Basic UDI-DI and Changes to UDI-DI

March 17, 2020
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The European Commission released the third version of the Medical Device Coordination Group’s (MDCG) “Guidance on Basic UDI-DI and Changes to UDI-DI” document. The new version includes additional information on devices that are directly marked and the manner in which the production of the device is controlled. To view the updated guidance document click here… read more →