Siemens Healthcare announced that it has officially adopted the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Developer Code of Conduct. Released by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EHR Association (EHRA), the code establishes transparent industry principles that support safe health care delivery, recognize the value that EHRs have for patients, and ensure high integrity in the market.
A number of the principles outlined in the EHR Developer Code of Conduct have already been in practice at Siemens Healthcare. For example, the Code of Conduct calls for a commitment to product design, development, and deployment in support of patient safety. Siemens employs a Quality Management System which is in compliance with 21 CFR Part 820 and that is certified to recognized international standards: ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.