In a recent press release, AdvaMed announced the publication of a set of policy proposals aimed at reviving an atmosphere of innovation in the field of medical technologies and diagnostics. The organization’s Innovation Agenda presents policy initiatives that address a wide range of issues, from tax systems to research funding, in an effort to help patients more rapidly gain access to the next wave of medical innovations.
According to an AdvaMed representative, these policies are necessary to create a sustainable health innovation system that provides the public with high-quality health-care solutions. AdvaMed also states that the medical technology industry has the potential to propel an innovation-based economy and create important middle-class jobs. To promote that reality, AdvaMed’s Innovation Agenda recommends more effective and transparent reimbursement and regulatory procedures, increased access to global markets, and sustained investment in research and development.