The Finnish Health Technology Association Announces Strategic Partnership With WMDO to Provide Online Medical Device Industry Training

By Wmdo, PRNE
Monday, May 9, 2011

The National Association Representing the Entire Finnish Health Technology Sector Will Now Offer its Members Convenient Online Training Built Specifically for Medical Device Professionals

HELSINKI, May 10, 2011 - The Finnish Health Technology Association (FiHTA) and the World Medical
Device Organization (WMDO), the leading global provider of online training
for medical device professionals, announced today a strategic partnership
that offers Finnish medical device professionals access to WMDO's extensive
catalogue of professional online training. This collaboration brings WMDO's
comprehensive experience in online medical device industry training to
Finnish health technology organizations which will further build industry
knowledge and expertise on medical device issues with a global perspective.

"We are excited to partner with WMDO and give our industry access to this
fully interactive online educational resource that spans the entire medical
device product development cycle," said Terhi Kajaste, Managing Director, of
the Finnish Health Technology Association.

Danielle Giroud, Founder and CEO of WMDO, said, "We are honored to join
together with the Finnish Health Technology Association to complement their
educational program curriculum." Giroud added, "WMDO is focused on the
creation and delivery of innovative and effective eLearning solutions and
provides medical device professionals with online access to high-quality
learning resources that are timely, relevant and engaging."

Under the agreement, medical device professionals will receive free
access to their personalized virtual course room where members may access the
entire catalogue of online training with significantly reduced rates and
personalized support from the course authors. Course offerings include
in-depth review suites on topics such as: Overview of US FDA Quality System
Regulation, ISO 14155, Introduction to Medical Devices from Idea to Market,
Effective Monitoring of Medical Device Clinical Investigations, Risk
Management for Medical Device in EU and US, Navigating International
Regulatory Systems and Introduction to EU Funding and Reimbursement of
Medical Devices.

About FiHTA

The Finnish Health Technology Association, FiHTA, is the association for
all Finnish companies in the health technology business. The purpose of FiHTA
is to represent the growing Finnish health technology sector and monitor the
common interests of its member companies in order to improve their business
environment. FiHTA forms a substantial forum for communication, cooperation
and networking. It maintains firm contacts with its interest groups and
customers in the health service sector. The association is led by the board,
which is nominated annually by the member companies.

About WMDO

WMDO (World Medical Device Organization) is a global organization that
provides medical device professionals from around the world with the latest
and most effective online medical device training available, drawn from the
extensive knowledge and unrivaled experience of the medical device industry's
leading experts and authorities. From pre-clinical through post-market
requirements and across all levels, WMDO's unique and innovative multimedia
training courses are specifically developed to offer medical device
professionals the convenience, flexibility and cost effectiveness of state of
the art online content delivery with the most up to date knowledge spanning
the entire medical device product cycle.


    Ms. Terhi Kajaste
    Finnish Health Technology Association, FiHTA
    phone: +358-50-5765536

    Danielle Giroud
    Word Medical Device Organization, WMDO
    Tel: +41-21-349-96-36


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