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Frédéric Hamelin, Manager of the Quality Systems Section of the Medical Devices Bureau at Health Canada, recently provided an update on the transition to the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) in Canada. Check out a recording of the webinar here.

MEDEC strongly supports recommendations from Canada's Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table

Canada's Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table report presents substantial opportunities to grow Canada’s medtech ecosystem, while improving patient outcomes and contributing to the sustainability of our country’s health care system. Read our statement on the report here.


Value-based Healthcare Quick Guide

MEDEC has developed a Value-Based Healthcare Guide (Volume 1), which highlights: relevant theories, commonly used terms and the continuum of current methodologies. The guide provides links for those that want to explore the concepts further and will be updated as additional concepts and terms need to be added.

Value-Based Healthcare Guide (Volume 1)


MEDEC Statement on the appointment of karimah es sabar as Chair of Canada's health/bio-sciences Economic Strategy Table

MEDEC is very pleased that the Government of Canada has appointed Karima Es Sabar as Chair of its health/bio-sciences table - an initiative that offers opportunities to grow Canada's innovative medical technology industry, while improving patient care and health system sustainability, Our statement can can be found here.


Alberta SCN-MEDEC Initiative white paper part one released

At the 2017 MEDEC MedTech Conference, we were pleased to release part one of a white paper outlining an initiative MEDEC is collaborating on with health system partners in Alberta (Alberta Health Services’ Strategic Clinical Networks and Alberta Innovates) focusing on the adoption of innovation. The white paper, The SCN-MEDEC Initiative: A Systems Approach in the Management of Health Technology – Part 1: Necessity, Design and Approach, explores some of the challenges with the current approach to the adoption of innovative medical technologies in Canada and presents an alternate approach that the partners have taken that seeks to overcome these challenges. 

Included in the document are a set of “Value for Money Principles” that promote a value-based approach to the adoption of innovative medical technologies and address the need to implement a collaborative “systems” approach to achieve adoption – benefiting the health care system and medical technology innovators.

The first demonstration project as a part of the SCN-MEDEC collaboration involves the Critical Care SCN, MEDEC member bioMérieux and Alberta Innovates. The initiative will utilize bioMérieux’s advanced diagnostic testing to identify sepsis (serious infection) earlier in order to optimise antibiotic treatment so that patients receive the timeliest and most appropriate therapy.

Part two of the white paper will focus on implementation, outcomes and lessons learned.

The white paper can be found here.


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