The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) recently announced the launch of its Center for Digital Health, a new advocacy platform designed to advance digital health and the contributions of the medical technology industry to data-driven health care.
The new center builds on the success of the association’s Digital Health Sector, which was established in 2016 to serve the unique needs of companies in the burgeoning digital health space. AdvaMed’s Center for Digital Health will expand on that mission, addressing an ever-broadening set of issues that cut across industries—some of which are new to the health care arena—and a wide-ranging set of technologies and data uses that are increasingly pervasive across the medtech industry and in health care.
“AdvaMed's Center for Digital Health will help bridge the gap between patients and the latest in health care innovation,” says Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed. “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.”
“Digital technologies and data-enabled insights and interventions are fundamentally changing how patient care is delivered,” says Andy Fish, chief strategy officer of AdvaMed. “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 realized. Our new center is focused on ensuring that regulatory, payment, and delivery system reforms will accelerate and expand access to innovative digital health technologies and solutions.”
As a thought leader and convener, the Center for Digital Health includes a wide range of medical and digital technology companies that are leveraging health care 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 center provides AdvaMed member companies opportunities to do the following:
In addition, the center’s website, digitalhealth.advamed.org, aims to be a resource for digital health stakeholders for access to FDA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and other policy documents and timely information key issues including information privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and more.
— Source: AdvaMed