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

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Medical Gadgets
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HELSINKI, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- The National Association Representing the Entire Finnish Health Technology

Sector Will Now Offer its Members Convenient Online Training Built Specifically for Medical Device Professionals

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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