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Strategic Framework and Policy Priorities
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Our Strategic Framework and Policy Priorities

MEDEC works collaboratively with our partners in government and the healthcare system to advance our board-established policy priorities, which are:

  • To enhance the overall quality of patient care.
  • To improve patient access to effective medical technologies for the purposes of diagnosing, monitoring and treating diseases and medical conditions.
  • To support the growth of a vibrant medical technology industry and contribute to Canada’s innovation economy.
  • To support the sustainability of our publicly-funded health care system.

To achieve these policy priorities, MEDEC has established four strategic pillars that guide our association’s efforts. These pillars are:

SUPPORTING CANADIAN INNOVATION
  • Facilitate sharing of industry best practices to support success of national and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME).
  • Devise research and commercialization investment strategies to accelerate growth of a world-class innovation cluster in Canada.
DEMONSTRATING THE VALUE OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Work with government to adopt timely, transparent and comprehensive Health Technology Assessment processes.
  • Showcase medical technology’s critical role to patient care, health system sustainability and to the overall economy.
PROMOTING STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT
  • Work with government to implement effective national and regional procurement strategies to ensure timely access to medical technology.
SHAPING THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT
  • Collaborate with government and other healthcare partners on strategies to achieve a globally competitive Canadian healthcare environment that enables patient access to innovative medical technologies, enhances Canada’s world-class research and development capacity and grows the Canadian economy.


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MEDEC is the national association created by and for the Canadian medical technology industry. MEDEC is the primary source for advocacy, information and education on the medical technology industry for members, the greater healthcare community, industry partners and the general public.



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900-405 The West Mall
Toronto, ON M9C 5J1
416.620.1915
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Montreal, QC H3C 3X6
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