International Partnership

In 2007, IBHRE formed a strategic partnership with the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society. IBHRE representatives worked closely with their Japanese counterparts to develop an examination that met the requirements mandated by the Japanese Ministry of Health. Requirements stipulated that all professionals in the medical device industry who have direct contact with cardiac patients must be nationally certified. Under this collaboration Japan allied professionals may earn the Certified Cardiac Device Specialist - Japan Device Representative  (CCDS-JDR) credential. The exam is intended to ensure a standard knowledge base for those involved in assisting physicians and other health care professionals in the implant and management of pacemakers and ICDs.

Contact the Secretariat of the Japan CDR Center for more information.

About the Japanese Exam:

  • More than 600 examinees completed the first exam.
  • The IBHRE and Japan partnership serves as a model for exams specifically tailored to meet the knowledge requirements of a health care system outside of the United States.

IBHRE welcomes the opportunity to work with all international heart rhythm organizations. For more information, please email us at info@ibhre.org
 

Japan Test Translation Committee 

Toshiyuki Ishikawa, MD
Committee Chair
Yokohama City University
Yokahama

Katsuhiko Imai, MD
National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center
Chugoku

Ritsuko Kohno, MD
Univ of Occupational & Environmental Health
Fukoka

Masahiko Takagi, MD
Kansai University Medical Center
Kansai

Naohiko Takahashi, MD
Oita University
Oita

Toshkio Nakai, MD
Nihon University
Tokyo

Nobuhiro Nishii, MD
Okayama University
Okayama

Takashi Noda, MD, PhD
National Cardiovascular Center
Osaka

Katsumi Matsumoto, MD
Good Heart Clinic
Tokyo

Toru Maruyama, MD
Kyusyu University Institute of Health Science
Fukoka

Yashushi Miyauchi, MD
Nippon Medical School
Tokyo

Junya Hosoda, MD
Yokohama City University
Yokahama

Takashi Tokano, MD
Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital
Chiba

Takashi Kurita, MD
Kindai University Hospital
Osaka

Yoshinori Kobayashi, MD
Tokai University Hachioji Hospital
Tokyo

Akihiko Nogami, MD
University of Tsukuba Hospital
Ibaraki

 

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