The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) 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,” Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed, said in a statement. “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 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 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.
In addition, the Center’s web site aims to be a resource for digital health stakeholders for access to FDA, CMS, and other policy documents and timely information key issues including information privacy, AI, cybersecurity, and more.