Medical researchers are calling on the U.S. FDA to place more emphasis on initiating conformity of medical device interoperability in the healthcare industry.

FDA has made the case that medical device interoperability, the ability to safely, securely, and effectively exchange and use information among one or more devices, is critical to patient care and reducing errors and adverse events.

The agency has also argued that standards are important to the development of reliable interoperable devices from different manufacturers which could lead to new models of healthcare.

However, critics say FDA has not gone far enough in pushing for conformity to medical device interoperability standards.

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