Watch Highlights from the 2010 Health Technology Summit

Implementing healthcare reform will offer challenges and opportunities for the medical technology sector, place greater significance on the application of findings from comparative effectiveness research (CER), and require the academic community to play a heightened role in the medtech innovation process, according to some of the nation’s top economists.

These were among the dominant themes emerging from discussions at the 2010 Health Technology Summit, “Medtech In the New Healthcare Economy: Risk or Reward?” The annual event brings together key stakeholders to advance understanding about the role of medical technology innovation in society, the economy, and people’s lives. This year’s summit was held April 7 in Washington, D.C., just weeks after the enactment of historic healthcare legislation. Speakers and panels during the day-long event focused primarily on future directions for medical technology innovation; the role and application of CER; and the academic perspective on the innovation process.

Comprehensive coverage of the Health Technology Summit including a summary video, presenter interviews, and PowerPoint presentations can be found at

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