22 Oct Round Table Medical Technology – Ways to an Expedited Approval and Compensation Procedure for Innovative Medical Products
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National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2009Medical technology is an important component of health care—but many hurdles have to be overcome on the way from a clever idea to an innovation in medical technology that is successfully established on the market: a key problem is the long approval and compensation ways for innovations in medical technology that make difficult fast growth and thus the creation of jobs. acatech has been dedicated for several years now to an improvement of the structural conditions for the implementation of innovations in medical technology.With the “Round Table Medical Technology” event, an urgently needed discussion about the maintenance and promotion of the competitiveness of medical technology in Germany has been initiated. The publication summarizes the main positions of the Round Table and presents ways of making the access of new medical technology to the health care market easier.