Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS)

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2011
  • Initiating Organization: MDISSC
  • Initiator Type: Third-party organization
  • No disease focus
  • Location: North America


The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) is a collaborative and inclusive nonprofit professional organization committed to advancing quality healthcare with a focus on the safety and security of medical devices. It serves providers, payers, manufacturers, universities, government agencies, technology companies, individuals, patients, patient advocates, and associations. Its mission is to protect public health and well-being by advancing computer risk management practices to ensure wide availability of innovative and safe medical devices.


Healthcare providers in the U.S. are acutely aware of the importance of having ready access to reliable, safe, and secure systems and medical devices for use during the hundreds of millions of patient encounters that occur each year. These encounters, as estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include 35 million hospital discharges, 100 million hospital outpatient visits, and 900 million physician office visits.

Securing and monitoring the nation’s healthcare systems, medical devices, and associated bio-device networks is an integral ingredient for the safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, and equitable delivery of care defined by the Institute of Medicine. The adoption of technology and safe computing is vital to the current U.S. government administration's healthcare reform strategies. The government, including leadership in Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is engaged in legislation and regulatory activities that will acutely impact healthcare technology and medical devices.

MDISS is focused on optimizing the relationship between the quality of healthcare and the process of assessing and ensuring that devices and systems are secure and functioning in a safe and efficacious manner.

Structure & Governance

MDISS is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Trustees. An Advisory Board defines overall objectives for the consortium. Working groups are created to address key issues. Participants are from private, public, and academic sectors. The primary offices are located in New York and Washington, D.C.


Funding is generated from membership dues and contributions, services and grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.

Sponsors & Partners

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Last Updated: 04/08/2016

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