GALVESTON, Texas: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as an organization to develop benchmark procedures in the area of health care administration.

Accreditation gives UTMB the responsibility to oversee the development and documentation of ANSI's proposed American National Standards.

As an accredited standards developer, UTMB will recruit volunteer experts from across the country to participate in monthly virtual meetings where the panel will draft technical reports and standards for public review and approval.

Once completed, UTMB anticipates these standards will be widely adopted across the health care field.This accreditation comes after UTMB was previously designated administrator of ANSI's U.S. technical advisory group.

As administrator UTMB will assist the group in developing global human resource management standards. Standards developed by the group will eventually be used by organizations around the world.

"ANSI congratulates UTMB on its accreditation as a standards developer under ANSI's Essential Requirements," said S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of ANSI."This accreditation recognizes UTMB's commitment to developing health care administration standards that are equitable, consensus-based, accessible and responsive to market needs."

Anyone interested in standards development may email standards@utmb.edu