The Medical Technology Policy Committee (MTPC) is a focal point bringing the expertise of IEEE-USA to address national policy issues such as health care and wellness. The primary objective of the MTPC is to assist in the rational formulation of medical technology legislation, regulation, and policy in the U.S. The Committee attempts to accomplish this goal by preparing and presenting positions in accordance with IEEE-USA procedures. MTPC works to address various aspects of health and wellness activities affecting public policy in the country by relying on the professional and technical knowledge of IEEE members.
- Health Information Technology including Electronic Health (E-Health) Record, Personal Health Records and National Health Information Network
- Security and Privacy of E-Health Information
- Patient Safety/Reducing Medical Errors
- The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) promotes the fields of medical and biological engineering through public awareness and government relations.
- The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) seeks to enhance health care through information technology. The Biomedical Engineering Resource Network (BMEnet) provides news and information on publications, conferences, jobs, and grant opportunities in the field of biomedical engineering.
- IEEE's Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) is a technical committee of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and is comprised of experts on health and safety issues related to electromagnetic fields, from powerline through microwave frequency ranges.
- The Genetic Alliance is a coalition of more than 600 advocacy, research and health care organizations that represent millions of individuals with genetic conditions and their interests.
- The Internet Health Care Coalition identifies and promotes quality health care resources on the Internet.
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health/AHIC - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael O. Leavitt announced the membership for the American Health Information Community (AHIC), to help advance efforts to reach the President's call for most Americans to have electronic health records within ten years.
- National Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering (National Institutes of Health)
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- National Library of Medicine's NGI and Telemedicine Projects.
- Research!America is a broad alliance of non-profit organizations working to make health and medical research a higher national priority.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its Medical Devices and Radiological Health home page
Vice Chair: Harry Sauberman
Director, IEEE-USA Government Relations
+1 202 530 8356
MTPC invites IEEE U.S. members who have an interest in public policy coupled with relevant expertise in the field of medical technology and who are willing to be active contributors to the committee's activities to join the committee as a Corresponding Member (CM). As CM, you will be invited to recommend committee activities, comment on draft position statements and testimonies, and otherwise participate in the business of the committee.