Below, Scott Trevino, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Solutions, at TRIMEDX, shares why he is “encouraged” by the introduction of the Critical Medical Infrastructure Act of 2020, which was introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke on August 6. After all, he explains, the COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the need for healthcare improvements, such as providing HTM professionals with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively.

Trevino writes:

While opponents of this legislation cite concerns over quality control measures and ongoing patient safety, a 2018 FDA report, as part of a year-long study, concluded that third-party ISOs “provide high-quality, safe and effective servicing of medical devices”.¹ This includes providing service to rural areas that that OEMs may not be able to reach because of strained staffing resources brought about during periods of increased demand, such as during the pandemic. Moreover, the Bill equally benefits in-house hospital service teams by ensuring access to tools, keys and manuals that are withheld by some manufacturers. 

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