MedAccred Makes Its Mark

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MedAccred Makes Its Mark

04 December 2017

The industry was buzzing when Stryker announced in July that it would require its future suppliers of critical manufacturing processes to be accredited by MedAccred, a medical supply chain oversight program formed in 2010 by the Performance Review Institute.

The program is gaining traction as more medtech OEMs are beginning to require accreditation, but Stryker’s policy may force more suppliers to seek accreditation sooner in order to stay competitive — especially if other medical device companies follow Stryker’s lead.

“MedAccred will be a game changer for the industry,” says Connie Conboy, director of the program. “The companies that really understand how [accreditation] is going to impact them are trying to roll it out as quickly as they can.”

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