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Learn how medical technology innovation brings jobs and health to our economy

America’s medical technology industry leads the world, providing quality jobs and economic strength to families, communities and our economy. In the face of growing international competition, we can preserve and strengthen our success through policies and regulations that value improvement and continued progress through innovation.


Medical technology saves lives, improves patient outcomes and helps lower the overall cost of health care.
September 2014

Our new brochure helps communicate how AdvaMed’s Life Changing Innovation campaign educates key audiences on the importance of advanced medical devices and diagnostics to patients, the health care system and the economy. click to download>>

Follow @AdvaMedUpdate and re-tweet our #AFibMonth and #AFib tweets
September 2014

The following social media posts for Twitter and Facebook emphasize the importance of medical technology in the treatment and prevention of AFib. Click to download>>

Cataract surgery has been shown to improve vision and overall quality of life.
August 2014

Cataract Surgery & Advanced Lens Technology: Improving Lives, Saving Costs  Click to download>>

Over 24.5 million Americans suffer from Cataracts.
August 2014

Cataracts are a condition in which the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, and if not treated can lead to blindness. Cataracts can significantly impair vision and quality of life for patients and cost the U.S. economy $35.4 billion per year. However, thanks to continued advancements in medical technology, tremendous progress had been made in cataract surgery and lens technology over the past few decades. Click to download>>>

A systematic approach to documenting the full costs and broader economic benefits of investment in representative medical technologies used to address four prevalent causes of death and disability
July 2014

The debate continues within the health policy community on the proper balance between the costs and benefits of medical technology. At a time of unprecedented change in health delivery and incentive systems and persistent concern about the cost of care, this debate has significant implications for public policy. Even with medical inflation running at a four-decade low—a condition that might suggest pressures are dissipating—the controversy is only intensifying. Click to Download >>

This study provides further evidence of the incredible value medical technology provides to patients and the overall health care system.
June 2014

Medical technology prices continue their trend of consistently low growth, increasing at approximately one-third the rate of prices in the overall economy and one-fifth the rate of prices for other medical goods and services over a 23-year period, acording to an updated study released today by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Click to download>>