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  • February 11, 2022
  • IEC

IEC | Standards for safe medical devices in a fast-moving world

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For a year and a half, the spotlight has been on healthcare as global populations continue to adjust to living with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This situation has fast-tracked digitalization across many industries, which continues to progress at a fast pace. Technologies have played a key role in keeping vital services going and controlling the virus. Vaccines have been developed in record time, and almost any room in the home has doubled up as a classroom, office space or medical treatment centre, in the new, virtual world.  

While innovation brings many benefits in the healthcare industry, medical equipment manufacturers must ensure above all that their products and systems are safe and reliable.

IEC experts develop consensus-based, international standards for medical electrical equipment, electrical systems and software used in healthcare for the safety of patients, operators and other parties who may come into contact with the equipment and the environment.



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