US industry group HIMA (Health Industry Manufacturers Association) loses US Surgical:
This article was originally published in Clinica
US Surgical has left the Health Industry Manufacturers Association. Lou Mazzarese, the company's vice-president for quality and regulatory affairs, said the US trade group is simply too slow in making up its mind to be effective. HIMA's 40-member board of directors is too unwieldy to take a position on an issue on a timely basis, he said. Mr Mazzarese is a popular speaker who is often asked to appear as an industry representative at HIMA forums.