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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HIBCC designated by the Saudi-Arabian FDA as a UDI Issuing Agency in Draft Regulation

November 29, 2018
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To view the Saudi-Arabian FDA’s Draft Requirements for the Unique Device Identification System click here. To learn more about UDI click here or contact HIBCC at info@hibcc.org. read more →

HIBCC met with European Commission and FDA in Silver Springs, MD on October 17th

October 23, 2018
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HIBCC met with European Commission and FDA in Silver Springs, MD on October 17th to discuss the upcoming European Union Medical Device Regulation. HIBCC is recognized as a UDI Assigning Entity by the European Union. To learn more about UDI, contact HIBCC at info@hibcc.org. read more →

Deactivation of iHIN Guest Accounts

July 16, 2018
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HIBCC recently performed a clean-up of all accounts on the iHIN portal at www.hibcchin.org. Due to misuse of HIN data by unauthorized users, all Guest Accounts have been deactivated. To become a HIN Authorized Licensee please complete the appropriate application and Data Use License Agreement by clicking here. If you are currently a HIN licensee.. read more →

Australian medical device industry bodies release joint policy paper to promote the adoption of UDI.

May 29, 2018
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HIBCC named as UDI Issuing Agency. To read the full policy paper click here. read more →

Updated HIN Submission Process effective April 1, 2018

March 19, 2018
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As of April 1st, 2018, HIBCC will no longer accept HIN requests submitted via email. All HIN requests must be submitted through the iHIN portal at www.hibcchin.org. Requests submitted via email frequently require manual intervention by HIBCC prior to processing, which increases turn-around times and our backlog. Please review the updated HIN Request Submission Guidelines.. read more →

HIN Distribution Files Available Online

January 5, 2018
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A new set of HIN Distribution files, as of January 4, 2018, 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… read more →