In the last newsletter we discussed IMSTA’s formal submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, the all-party committee set up by the Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D. when this Government came into power.
We will presently follow up on that submission with a policy proposition for the Minister and DoH the focus of which will be to realize the value of medtech to the health system and the economy. The proposition will focus on aligning expertise and methods to develop a pragmatic approach to the evaluation of medical technologies for use in the public health system in Ireland. It will propose a value-based healthcare approach to the assessment of procedures, therapies and medical technologies.
A first draft of the policy proposition should be ready in time for the IMSTA Board meeting in December and it will be presented it to our Platinum Members prior to that. We expect that it will form the basis of our presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare.
We are currently in discussions with three consultancy firms to work with us on this proposal.