NEMA ei November 2016 - 2MITA


MITA

Our Mission:

Working Together
Nelson Mendes, CEO, Ziehm Imaging
Mr. Mendes chairs the MITA Board of Directors.

A

s chair of the MITA Board of Directors, I am
pleased to reflect on the ways MITA benefits the
medical imaging industry, to highlight the work we've
done in 2016, and to bring attention to the important
role membership plays in our interactions with
patients, providers, payers, and regulators.
MITA's member companies and staff set standards for
quality and safety by earning the trust of regulators,
providers, and patient advocates. We collaborate on
research to demonstrate the value of medical imaging
and why everyone who needs a scan should get one. We
contribute sales data to understand markets and trends.
We mobilize our global networks to streamline costly
regulatory processes, remove barriers to business, and
bring advanced imaging technology to new markets.
Most important, MITA enables medical imaging
equipment manufacturers to cooperate with hospitals,
doctors, and patient advocates to keep patients safe and
health data secure.

Reduce regulatory barriers,
establish standards, and advocate
for the medical imaging industry

2.	 Promote the value of imaging technologies to
public and private payers and their lifesaving
potential to patients
3.	 Achieve consistent regulation by the Food and
Drug Administration of original equipment
manufacturers and third-party service providers
to ensure greater patient safety and equipment
performance
4.	 Facilitate efficient and timely market access for
member products by developing and promoting the
use of MITA standards
5.	 Reduce barriers to global business and help grow
global markets by leading an international network
of industry partner organizations
6.	 Achieve a regulatory environment that helps
growth and innovation in imaging
These issues are important to every company,
regardless of size, sales, or product portfolio. MITA's
work touches every part of our product lifecycle:
design and testing, regulatory approval, sales taxes,
equipment service and repairs, global supply chain
reliability, and international shipments of equipment
for refurbishment and resale.
MITA not only tackles the issues of today but also
delves into the challenges and opportunities of
tomorrow. We want to understand how a Medicare
marketplace policy could affect coverage and
reimbursement of imaging scans. We are concerned
about cybersecurity implications brought about by the
Internet of Things, which-a point of pride- has its
origins in the imaging suite.

MITA's six strategic priorities reflect issues that are
complex and require long-term solutions. They are
determined by the board of directors-that is, the
member companies themselves. These priorities go
beyond what any one company can accomplish alone:
1.	 Repeal the medical device tax, which was instituted
as part of the 2009 Affordable Care Act (also
known as Obamacare), and which has harmed
our industry's ability to invest in research and
development

2 MITA

NEMA electroindustry *  November 2016

We understand that business is global; challenges and
opportunities anywhere affect sales and operations
everywhere. MITA's leading role in DITTA, the
global voice of the medical imaging industry, has
guided that organization's growth to encompass 10
associations. These associations represent one-third
of the world's population. It is a trusted resource for
regulators, public health officials, and decision makers
around the globe.
Every day brings new advances in technology,
innovation in patient care, and challenges unforeseen.
Our companies know that there is nothing that we can't
accomplish by working together through MITA. ei



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEMA ei November 2016

Comments from the President
Breaking News
Survey: Benchmarking, Transparency Work
Centerfold: A look inside the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA
2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for SPDs
Power Surges: Protect Your Home!
Grid Modernization Promotes Sustainability
Advocacy
Code & Standards
Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production
International
Business Analysis
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover1
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover2
NEMA ei November 2016 - 1
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2
NEMA ei November 2016 - 3
NEMA ei November 2016 - 4
NEMA ei November 2016 - Comments from the President
NEMA ei November 2016 - Breaking News
NEMA ei November 2016 - 7
NEMA ei November 2016 - Survey: Benchmarking, Transparency Work
NEMA ei November 2016 - 9
NEMA ei November 2016 - 10
NEMA ei November 2016 - 11
NEMA ei November 2016 - 12
NEMA ei November 2016 - Centerfold: A look inside the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 3MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 4MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 5MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 6MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 7MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 8MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 9MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 10MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 11MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 12MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 13MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 14MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 15MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 16MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for SPDs
NEMA ei November 2016 - 14
NEMA ei November 2016 - 15
NEMA ei November 2016 - Power Surges: Protect Your Home!
NEMA ei November 2016 - 17
NEMA ei November 2016 - 18
NEMA ei November 2016 - 19
NEMA ei November 2016 - Advocacy
NEMA ei November 2016 - 21
NEMA ei November 2016 - Code & Standards
NEMA ei November 2016 - Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production
NEMA ei November 2016 - 24
NEMA ei November 2016 - International
NEMA ei November 2016 - Business Analysis
NEMA ei November 2016 - 27
NEMA ei November 2016 - 28
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover3
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g78283_nema_july2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g77252_nema_june2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g75897_nema_may2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g74413_nema_april2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g73647_nema_march2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g72371_nema_february2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g71716_nema_january2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g70286_nema_december16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g68064_nema_november16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g67417_nema_october16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g65247_nema_september16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g64195_nema_august16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g62957_nema_july16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g62621_nema_june16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g61522_nema_may16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g60076_nema_apr16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g59228_nema_mar16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/Nema_feb16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g56839_nema_jan16
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g56034_nema_dec15
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g54875_nema_nov15
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g54656_nema_oct15
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g53383_nema_ei_sept15
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/ei_aug2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g51911
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G51101_nema_ei_june2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g50122_nema_ei_may2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g49416_nema_ei_april2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g48729_nema_ei_march2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g47992_nema_ei_feb2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g47420_nema_jan2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g46789_nema_ei_dec2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g45735_nema_nov14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g44837_nema_ei_October2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g4438_nema_sept2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g43520_nema_aug14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G42960_nema_ei_july14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g42238_nema_ei_june14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g41547_nema_ei_May14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g40829_nema_ei_apr14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g40178_nema_ei_Mar14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g309513_nema_ei_feb14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g39026_nema_ei_jan14
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g38680_nema_ei_dec13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G37864_nema_ei_nov13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G36899_nema_ei_oct13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g36301_nema_ei_sept13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G35638_NEMA_ei_aug13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G35075_NEMA_ei_jul13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g34530_nema_ei_June13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g33413_nema_ei_may13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g32528_nema_ei_march13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g31850_nema_ei_feb13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g31330_nema_ei_Jan13
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g30890_nema_ei_dec12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g29979_nema_ei_nov12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g29308_nema_ei_oct12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g28512_nema_ei_sept12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g27967_nema_aug12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g27429_nema_ei_july2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g26904_nema_eijune2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g25763_nema_ei_may12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g24906_nema_ei_april12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g24391_nema_ei_mar12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g24069_nema_ei_feb12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g23809_nema_ei_jan12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g23198_nema_ei_dec11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/G22670_nema_ei_nov11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g22157_nema_ei_oct11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g21520_nema_ei_sept11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g21115_nema_ei_aug11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g20729_nema_ei_july11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g19430_nema_ei_may11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g19141_nema_ei_april11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g18610_nema_ei_march11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g18431_nema_ei_feb11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g17897_nema_ei_jan11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g17260_nema_ei_dec10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g17025_nema_ei_nov10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g16338_nema_ei_oct10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g15947_nema_ei_sept10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g15556_nema_ei_aug10
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com