Robert Leibrandt, 46, deputy for unique identification policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been appointed to serve as a Defense Department representative for the Health Industry Business Communications Council, or HIBCC.
I share HIBCCs desire to establish key data standards, define the exchange of that data in an unambiguous way and to help our communities provide more effective and efficient service. The healthcare industry can truly lead the way in item traceability enabling a global supply chain that is better informed, more agile and safer for all of us, Leibrandt said in a written statement.
Leibrandts current duties at the Defense Department include building support in both the international standards and industrial partner communities for the undersecretary of defense.
HIBCC is an industry-sponsored, not-for-profit standards development organization that has been accredited and recognized by the American National Standards Institute, the European Committee for Standardization, and the International Organization for Standardization. HIBCCs mission is to facilitate electronic commerce by developing appropriate standards for product and location identification among healthcare trading partners.