HIMA acknowledges predominance of small firms:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The numbers vary, but qualitative opinion acknowledges that the medical device industry is, in the words of one participant at HIMA's annual general meeting, a cottage industry. Received wisdom says that about 80% of medical device companies are small. Accepting this reality, HIMA has changed the cost of membership, allowing small companies to join for less than large companies, and has netted 63 new members. The organisation's president, Alan Magazine, has set up an office to support the interests of small companies.