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The Top Four Highlights from The MedTech Conference 2019

September 25, 2019

By: Charles Lonsdale, Solutions Consultant

This year’s Medtech conference was packed with great sessions and panels chaired by some of the industry’s leading customers.  Hot topics included everything innovation and startups — from how to innovate, to how to get acquired, cutting edge strategy topics like data-centricity and consumerism, non-traditional partnerships – like those formed recently by medtech leaders with Amazon and Best Buy, and looking ahead toward the medtech landscape in 2040.  It was great to see and chat with everyone that stopped by over the three days and especially great to see everyone take the time to share the newest and greatest innovations in medtech design, strategy, finance, and software. 

With five overarching themes covering a variety of topics, it was hard to choose what to see! 

Some of our favorites included: 

  • Integrating Health Economics and Outcome Research Into the Product Development Cycle – Part of the AdvaMed Accel Leadership Seminar – Maria Stewart from Boston Scientific and Martin Gold from Integra Lifesciences rounded out a great panel of speakers discussing the integration of real world data into the product development process and execution. 
  • Value Based Arrangements: New Proposed Rules – Implications for Future Arrangements and Activities – this is an up and coming topi and one that Model N is focusing on in Life Sciences right now.  Thomas Conniff from Johnson & Johnson and Saliha Greff of Medtronic discussed the shift in Value Based Contracting and the relevant proposed rules.  Great topic all around. 
  • Bridging Commercial and Military Market Needs to Advance Medical Device Development – Joseph Turk of Fresenius and Jason Opdyke of the DoD, discussed the interesting and under-talked topic of medical device development and funding in the US Military.  Some of the most interesting advancements and funding from the US Government. 
  • Patient Stories Were Everywhere!  Patient centricity and their point of view were front and center, from the conference sponsors leading patients on stage during the opening keynotes, to the conference organizers, and AdvaMed launching the website specifically to tell medtech patient stories, including those of their own employees. 

These are just a few of the highlights and it was a great conference.  We want to thank our customers for the amazing work they do and taking the time share their knowledge and experiences.  A special thanks to our customers who took the time to speak this year including: Abbott, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Fresenius, Johnson & Johnson, Roche Diagnostics, Stryker, and Zimmer Biomet.  The patient stories from Edwards, Johnson & Johnson, and Stryker were excellent.  We look forward to working with these talented companies to continue to drive life sciences to new and life changing heights.  See everyone next year! 

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