Should industry be allowed to serve as a board member of a professional organization?
Should industry be allowed on the conference committee of a professional organization?
Should industry be allowed on any committee that pertains to the issuing of clinical standards?
How does one separate bias when working for industry if one serves on the board or a committee. It is not easy as I am in industry myself so I reallize the difficulty in this situation.
I realize this is not going to be a popular post and will lead to controversy
This is a new frontier in healthcare with all the new regulations and industry belongs in the educational arena however this arena is in privately funded and controlled by industry presentations that have been regulatory approved by their own industry legal departments.
Kathy Kokotis RN BS MBA
Bard Access Systems