Mission


To provide a platform to address the issues and challenges related to the field of medical devices and diagnostics.

Goal



  • To evaluate current practices of value assessment methodology of medical technologies
  • To develop recommendations for practices in outcome research

Background


Medical Devices and Diagnostics represent a diverse field with several distinct types of devices and diagnostics. This area has been expanding exponentially over the last few years and represents about a quarter of hospital technology spending. The diversity in the types of medical devices and diagnostics, the variety of end users of the products, as well as, unclear market authorization and reimbursement processes are some of the challenges for the stakeholders within these fields.

Working Groups:



Key Project

Value Assessment of Medical Device

Co-Chairs:

  • Richard Charter, CMT, MSc, Head of Market Access & Pricing Diabetes Care Europe, BD, Switzerland
  • Bruce Gingles, Vice-President, Global Technology Assessment and Healthcare Policy, COOK Medical, Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA

Work Products

  1. Assessing the Value of Medical Devices—Choosing the Best Path Forward: Where Do We Go From Here?
  2. Health Technology Assessment for Molecular Diagnostics: Practices, Challenges and Recommendations from the Medical Devices and Diagnostic Special Interest Group