Healthcare Industry Memberships

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 
Carestream Health has active members on DICOM and other National Equipment Manufacturers Association (NEMA) committees. These committees are a collaborative group of medical device and healthcare information system manufacturers. The Medical Imaging Informatics (MII) Committee and the Security and Privacy Committee (SPC) focus on providing industry guidance to regulatory bodies that generate healthcare legislation. In addition the SPC works with the European, Coordination Committee of the Radiological and Electromedical Industry (COCIR) and Japan Industries Association of Radiation Apparatus (JIRA).
These committees provide best practices, guidance and product requirements for the health care sector to enable data security and data privacy compliance with regulations in Japan, Europe, and the U.S. The NEMA Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA) team has developed and released white papers to assist healthcare providers in the comprehensive privacy and security regulations, white papers can be found at:
NEMA: nema.org

Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) 
The Privacy and Security Steering Committee provides guidance and implementation of strategic initiatives that promote the privacy and security of healthcare information and management systems. The Committee has set the following goal: By 2014, all entities that use, send or store health information meet requirements for confidentiality, integrity, availability and accountability based on sound risk management practices, using recognized standards and protocols.
Proceedings from educational privacy and security sessions at recent Annual HIMSS Conferences and articles from various publications can be found at:
HIMSS: http://www.himss.org/ASP/topics_FocusDynamic.asp?faid=62 

HITSP and ANSI
Carestream Health has active members on Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and other American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committees.
The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) is a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors. The Panel was formed for the purpose of harmonizing and integrating standards that will meet clinical and business needs for sharing information among organizations and systems.
HITSP: Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel  
ANSI: American National Stadards Institute