For more than 40 years, MEDEC, as the association representing Canada’s medical technology companies, has been working in partnership with governments, health care providers and patients to contribute to better health and more sustainable healthcare for Canadians.
MEDEC members are creating implantable devices, surgical tools, diagnostic technologies and many more innovations that are improving the lives of patients in Canada and around the world every day. These technologies are leading to earlier and more accurate diagnoses, less invasive procedures (meaning faster recoveries and reduced hospital stays), improved treatment options and reduced wait times to name just a few of the benefits. In addition to improving health outcomes, these technologies bring great value – making important contributions to ensure the sustainability of Canada’s health care system.
Through the ongoing research and development of innovative products, Canada’s medical technology industry contributes significantly to the effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system and to the wellbeing of Canadians, while helping to drive a vitally important sector of our economy – providing well-paying jobs to over 35,000 Canadians.
The possibilities for advancements in medical technology that are enabling new and better ways of providing care are endless. Over the next decade, I’m particularly excited to see new innovations that are increasingly enabling opportunities for care to be shifted out of hospitals and into patient’s homes. Not only is this smarter care, but it plays an important role in increasing the sustainability of our healthcare system as well.