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Patients as Partners in Medical Device Development

Posted by Gaurav Sharma and Heather Strohl | Battelle on November 7, 2017

This post is brought to you by Battelle

Imagine you are paralyzed, and are given the opportunity to regain control of a few key hand gestures. Which ones would you choose first? A tight fist? A handshake?

How about a credit card swipe?

That was the surprising answer Ian Burkhart gave when researchers from Battelle’s NeuroLife team asked him what he would like to work on next. Ian, who was paralyzed in a diving accident in 2011, is the first person to test the NeuroLife technology. Using a chip implanted in Ian’s brain, a sophisticated computer algorithm that interprets brain signals, and a specialized sleeve that sends those signals to Ian’s muscles, NeuroLife has given Ian the ability to consciously control his hand, wrist and fingers.

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A little less conversation (a little more action) in outcomes-based contracts?

Posted by Mary Cummins | Deloitte Consulting LLP on October 27, 2017

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This post is brought to you by Deloitte’s “A view from the Center” Life Sciences and Health Care blog

I’m recently back from AdvaMed’s annual conference (The MedTech Conference) where, as always, I was struck by the deep commitment to bring innovation to patients. But innovation is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to medtech offerings, there are many stakeholders who decide if an innovation is going to deliver differentiated results, and what value is merited in return. We highlighted this in our work with AdvaMed and the industry on Effective Value Assessment. And innovation isn’t limited to devices or technology, or even services – innovation can also include novel contracting and business models.

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World of Change Coming for Device Manufacturers: Developments in FDA and International Inspections

Posted by Nathan A. Brown and Howard R. Sklamberg | Akin Gump on September 29, 2017

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Learn more about “World of Change Coming For Device Manufacturers: Developments In FDA And International Inspections,” an article by Akin Gump health care and life sciences partners Nathan Brown and Howard Sklamberg.

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Programming Spotlight: Patient Pavilion at The MedTech Conference

Posted by Caroline Coulter on September 22, 2017

With three days until The MedTech Conference begins, it’s time to learn about the Patient Pavilion! At Booth #313, the Patient Pavilion will feature four sessions: Insights, Activation, Advocacy, and Engagement. All moderated by Rolf Benirshke, Co-CEO, Legacy Health Strategies, these sessions will educate on how to mobilize patients into care, keep them committed throughout treatments, and initiate brand advocates. As the world of healthcare is transforming, it is important to learn how to best optimize the patient experience.

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Here's a quick look at the four sessions:

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The MedTech Conference Heads to Toronto in 2020

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 20, 2017

Exciting news from the AdvaMed team! The MedTech Conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, in 2020 from October 5-7, marking the first time that the conference will be held outside of the U.S.

 

Thoughts from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker: 

“Canada is becoming more and more of a medtech power each year,” said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO, AdvaMed. “The Canadian government’s Innovation Agenda and Ontario’s newly established Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist sent a strong signal that the country is open for business. We look forward to working with our local partners to showcase Toronto’s booming health technology ecosystem at The MedTech Conference in 2020.”

 

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Where to eat, drink, work out and spend your time in San Jose

Posted by Caroline Coulter on September 14, 2017

With only a week or two left before The MedTech Conference is underway, it’s time to start planning your time in San Jose. Don't show up to the airport without a plan of what you'd like to cover during your stay in Silicon Valley! From coffee and food to day trips and more, we’ve got you covered.

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Join me in San Jose

Posted by Scott Whitaker on June 27, 2017

Below is a message from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker, shared to our email list on June 26, 2017.

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What kind of conference attendee are you?

Posted by Lauren Belisle on June 19, 2017

October 6, 2017 note: our 2017 quiz is now closed. Stay tuned for a 2018 quiz! 

From people who come decked out with mobile hotspots, multiple iPads and solar-powered chargers; to those who just need a notebook and a pen, there's one of every kind at conferences! And, with so many things going on at once, there's always content and programming that is best suited for certain attendees. 

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20 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Experience at The MedTech Conference

Posted by Lauren Belisle on April 27, 2017
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What are your business goals for this year? Identifying more revenue channels? Establishing additional partnerships? Securing investment? Recruiting top job candidates?

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The MedTech Conference: Plenary Session Video Library

Posted by Jessie Fairbanks on April 13, 2017

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Did you miss out on previous conferences, or want a sneak peek at what you can expect from The MedTech Conference this year? Get an inside look at previous conference plenary sessions by accessing the Plenary Session Video Library. This database holds 10+ videos, over 450 minutes of key findings, and contains footage of over 30 industry experts.

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