The Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing, a group of six independent medical device service organizations, issued a statement expressing disappointment in the withdrawal of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) from the FDA-supported Medical Device Servicing Collaborative Communities (MDSCC).

“As the FDA noted in its May 2018 report to Congress, collaborative communities can bring significant value in helping to address the challenges associated with delivering high quality, safe, and effective servicing of medical devices,” according to the statement.

“We had hoped to continue working with these two important groups to advance policy solutions that will result in lowering health care costs and improving the safety and effectiveness of medical devices for hospitals nationwide, especially during this difficult time of COVID-19. Nevertheless, the Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing stands ready to work with Congress, the FDA and anyone else who is interested in finding cost effective solutions that improve the quality of patient care.”

The Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing consists of TriMedx, Sodexo, Crothall, ABM, Agiliti, and The InterMed Group. Alliance members employ employs tens of thousands of employees across all 50 states and actively services and maintains millions of medical devices. 

For more information, visit Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing. For more insights, read “Inside the FDA’s Collaborative Communities Initiative” in 24×7.