HIMA (Health Industry Manufacturers Association) gets new technology evaluation contract:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) has been awarded a contract to study how to introduce emerging medical technologies in a managed-care environment. The contract for the 12-month survey was awarded by the California Goldstrike Program, a network of regional technology alliances within California that works closely with the California Office of Strategic Technology. HIMA's Ted Mannen said managed care organisations would gain a better appreciation for the device innovation process and HIMA would gain new knowledge on device evaluation methods. California, he added, is home to more HIMA members than any other state.