The Medical Device Innovation Consortium will host events and webinars throughout the year to keep stakeholders abreast of MDIC's work in the industry and to facilitate engagement around clinical diagnostics, device quality, early feasibility studies, patient input and access, and more. MDIC representatives also appear at many more industry events as speakers, exhibitors and attendees. Check out our calendar for 2019, and make plans to connect. Learn more.
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors. Shacey Petrovic, president and chief executive officer of Insulet, and Dana McMahon, chief legal counsel at Stryker, will join the MDIC board in carrying out MDIC's mission to promote patient access to safe and effective medical technologies. Learn more.
The CDRH Voluntary Medical Device Manufacturing and Product Quality Pilot -- an important program with a name that fails to convey its significance to the medtech industry -- will be renamed the Case for Quality Voluntary Improvement Program (CFQ VIP) this year. The new name reflects the program's goal of streamlining regulatory requirements for medtech manufacturers that demonstrate mature quality practices. A working group launched this month is guiding development of the program moving forward, and the Case for Quality Forum reconvenes next month on Feb. 25 in San Diego, Calif. Learn more.
Last summer, the Health Economics & Patient Access initiative began exploring projects and tools to improve the predictability of payer scientific and evidentiary requirements, and a steering committee of industry and regulatory experts started identifying challenges and priorities. A committee meeting last month focused on CMS coverage updates, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Innovation agenda and complementary efforts by the Medical Device Innovation Consortium. The team will kick off 2019 with a member survey to further define pain points with both CMS and private payer coverage processes. Learn more.
The National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center's newly approved strategic plan for this year covers four priorities: establishing NESTcc's governance, developing its data network, establishing long-term sustainability beyond initial funding and ensuring stakeholder engagement. NESTcc's Data Quality and Methods Subcommittees are developing a data quality framework and a methods playbook, which will be sent to key stakeholders for feedback. Learn more.
Mark your calendar
Catch up and connect with industry colleagues, including the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, at the following events:
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is a public-private partnership collaborating on regulatory, scientific, and patient value challenges within the medical device and diagnostic industry. Through its partnership with government, non-profit, and industry stakeholders, MDIC works to shape the future of healthcare by developing tools and resources aimed to advance approaches that promote patient access to safe and more cost-effective medical technologies.