AdvaMed launches new digital health centre
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has announced the launch of its Centre for Digital Health, a new advocacy platform designed to advance digital health and the contributions of the medical technology industry to data-driven healthcare.
The new Centre builds on the success of the association’s Digital Health Sector, which was established in 2016 to serve the needs of companies in the digital health space. AdvaMed’s Centre for Digital Health will expand on that mission, addressing a set of issues that cut across industries – some of which are new to the healthcare arena – and a set of technologies and data uses that are increasingly pervasive across the medtech industry and in health care.
Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed, said: “AdvaMed's Centre for Digital Health will help bridge the gap between patients and the latest in health care innovation. Our aim is to be the resource and gathering place for all stakeholders in this exciting – yet challenging – new frontier of digital health, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.”
The Centre for Digital Health includes medical and digital technology companies that are leveraging healthcare data and technology innovation to enable new insights, support health and wellness, improve patient interventions and outcomes, and enhance the quality and efficiency of health care delivery.
The Centre provides AdvaMed member companies opportunities to:
- Explore digital health trends, challenges, and opportunities;
- Network with and learn from peers;
- Develop and advocate for public policy positions; and
- Engage with stakeholders and policymakers in the U.S. and around the world.
Andy Fish, chief strategy officer at AdvaMed, said: “Digital technologies and data-enabled insights and interventions are fundamentally changing how patient care is delivered. This new era of care will be revolutionary, not just evolutionary, but we're still in new territory and there are barriers to overcome on the way to a future in which the promise of digital health is fully realised. Our new Centre is focused on ensuring that regulatory, payment and delivery system reforms will accelerate and expand access to innovative digital health technologies and solutions.”