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Advancing Healthcare Through Innovative Technologies and Devices
Brian Lewis, New MEDEC President and CEO
What MEDEC Stands For
The MEDEC vision is: “Advancing health outcomes for Canadians by accelerating access to medical technologies.”
MEDEC serves as a strong voice for industry, an advocate for patient access to medical device technologies and a trusted resource for key stakeholders.
Strong voice – MEDEC represents 150 member companies across the country. Our members are small, medium and large cross the many sectors of medical devices and technologies. The industry has more than 35,000 employees – many in R&D – and more than $7 billion in annual sales. Through MEDEC, our members can speak more effectively and more efficiently and be sure they are heard by decision-makers.
Advocate – Medical device technologies help skilled caregivers routinely perform what would have been considered “impossible” or “a miracle,” just a few years ago. There’s no substitute for seasoned medical expertise, but leveraging that knowledge with modern technology enables clinicians to do more, faster, better and safer. We need to put more technology into more hands.
Trusted resource – One of MEDEC’s vital roles is as an honest broker, whether of information, expertise or opinion. It’s an aspect of professionalism that comes with dealing with people’s health. MEDEC is also updating its Code of Conduct for members and to guide other industry participants, to ensure that it reflects the highest ethical standards. Those who deal with MEDEC members and see our Code of Conduct symbol can thus be assured of quality, professionalism and best practices in all dealings.