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Valeur de la technologie médicale
Assurer de meilleurs soins de santé grâce à des technologies novateurs
Valeur de la technologie médicale

As a part of Medtech Canada's ongoing advocacy efforts, we have developed a variety of materials that help to tell the story about the value of medical technology to improve patient outcomes and and contribute to health system sustainability. This page compiles those materials and will be updated as new materials are released.


About Medtech Canada - A document that describes Medtech Canada and the Canadian Medical Technology Industry.


Medtech Canada's Strategic Framework - One page graphic highlighting Medtech Canada's four Strategic Framework - Supporting Canadian Innovation, Demonstrating the Value of Technology, Promoting Strategic Procurement and Shaping the Canadian Environment.


What is a Medical Technology? - One page document describing what is a medical technology.


Research Paper - The Innovation Dilemma: Achieving Value, Health Outcomes and contributing to the New Economy

This 2017 report, The Innovation Dilemma: Achieving Value, Health Outcomes and Contributing to the New Economy, describes the current state of medical technology in Canada and explores how medical technology innovation contributes to improved health outcomes and the new economy.
Links to the report:
The Innovation Dilemma: Achieving Value, Health Outcomes and Contributing to the New Economy
Le dilemme de l’innovation Valeur ajoutée, résultats en santé et contribution à la nouvelle économie

Note: The association rebranded from MEDEC to Medtech Canada in 2019.


Alberta SCN-MEDEC Initiative white paper part one

At the 2017 MEDEC MedTech Conference, we were pleased to release part one of a white paper outlining an initiative MEDEC is collaborating on with health system partners in Alberta (Alberta Health Services’ Strategic Clinical Networks and Alberta Innovates) focusing on the adoption of innovation. The white paper, The SCN-MEDEC Initiative: A Systems Approach in the Management of Health Technology – Part 1: Necessity, Design and Approach, explores some of the challenges with the current approach to the adoption of innovative medical technologies in Canada and presents an alternate approach that the partners have taken that seeks to overcome these challenges. 

Link to the report

Value for Money Principles

Inspired by the ground-breaking collaborative work between Alberta’s Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) and MEDEC to validate a needs-based, system focused approach to adopting and managing innovation, a multidisciplinary working group was established by MEDEC in 2016. The group’s mandate was to define and create simple principles which would capture the key elements of a value-based approach to the management of products and solutions in the health care system. To attain a common and balanced perspective, the working group consisted of innovative public and private sector leaders from clinical and business enterprise departments across Canada. The process involved researching existing theories, practices and concepts and then identifying the common and vital elements for change.  The resulting principles highlight the key areas of focus and serve as a guide and gauge against which industry and our health care partners can measure progress.

Value for Money Principles document


Medtech Canada Value of Medical Technology videos
The project showcases the value of the industry’s products and demonstrates how medical technologies:

  • Enhance the overall quality of patient care;
  • Improve patient access to more effective treatment, diagnosis and monitoring of diseases and medical conditions;
  • Contribute to the sustainability of Canada’s health care system;
  • Play a vital role in Canada’s innovation economy. 

À propos de Medtech Canada


Value of Medical Technology - Anterior Supine Hip Procedure

Value of Medical Technology -Total Contact Cast


Value of Medical Technology - Y90 Radioembolisation



Value of Medical Technology - Pleural Effusion



Value of Medical Technology - Digital Pathology




Value of Medical Technology -Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation



Value of Medical Technology - 2016 MEDEC MedTech Conference Video


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Medtech Canada est l’association nationale représentant le secteur des technologies médicales au Canada. Notre association plaide pour un accès à des solutions technologiques novatrices pour les patients en améliorant leur sort. Nos membres s’engagent à fournir des technologies médicales sécuritaires et novatrices qui améliorent la qualité des soins aux patients et permettent la durabilité de notre système de soins de santé. Le secteur des technologies médicales au Canada emploie plus de 35,000 Canadiens dans environ 1 500 établissements de part et d’autre du pays.

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