News

  • New regulations that will enhance patient safety and facilitate access to new technology welcomed The medical technology industry welcomes the vote on the consolidated medical device and in vitro diagnostics regulation texts by representatives of the Council and the Parliament on Wedneday 15th June. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee of the European Parliament and Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) voted to endorse the trilogue agreement. ... Read more
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO IMSTA AWARD WINNERS 2016              Read more
  • WELCOME NEW COUNCIL MEMBER,  MARK COFFEY, Johnson & Johnson   Following IMSTA’s AGM on 6th April last, we are pleased to announce that Mark Coffey, Country Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical, has been elected to Council. David Duffy, Prospectus,  and Paul Mullaly, B. Braun,  have retired from Council and we would like to extend our thanks to David and Paul for all their work on behalf of ... Read more
  • What does Value-Based Health Care actually mean? Value-based health care is an emerging paradigm which has the power to change health care as we know it, but in order to achieve real impact, it must be applied to the key decisions that make up care delivery. Several hospitals, procurement and even regional health authorities, have started including health care quality and longer-term cost ... Read more
  • All the latest tender notices at your fingertips on www.imsta.ie Home page   IMSTA is pleased to announce an extension of our partnership with TenderScout to provide up-to-date medical and surgical supplies government opportunities on our own IMSTA website. Members can now browse the list of open tenders and click through to gain more details on those of interest, or to browse through TenderScout’s global database of qualified government ... Read more
  • HPRA focuses on distributors We have mentioned many times before that the Health Products Regulatory Authority (formerly the Irish Medicines Board – IMB) is about to introduce fees for distributors of medical devices.  This will happen this year – 2016 – though the fees may only be payable from 1st January 2017, we’ll have to wait and see. The reason ... Read more
  • “Another excellent IMSTA conference this week. I found it very useful . .” The IMSTA Annual MedTech Conference held on 6th April in the Crowne Plaza in Santry is one of only two flagship events that the medical supply industry puts on every year.  The event presents an opportunity to have industry issues publicly debated by recognised experts.  The participation of senior figures from the Irish health system ... Read more
  • €5m allocated to Health Innovation Hub Ireland to foster links between Irish health service and vital new technologies       A pioneering partnership between private sector companies and the health service to develop groundbreaking Irish healthcare products and research and use them to benefit Irish patients has been set up by the Government. Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar have announced €5 million in funding over five years for the Health ... Read more
  • National Medical Device eAlert System         A newly developed National Medical Device eAlert System designed to streamline the management of medical device safety notices within the public health system was launched at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland on November 30th.  Developed by the HSE National Medical Devices Equipment Management Committee, in collaboration with the Quality Improvement Division (QID) and ... Read more
  • PROCUREMENT: The Unexpected Driver of Value-Based Health Care Value-based procurement of medical technology is already a reality in Europe. Several contracting authorities are using health care quality and longer-term cost impact considerations in their procurement decisions. This enables them to take patient outcomes into consideration as well as other qualitative criteria, along with the total lifecycle cost and longer-term costs of ... Read more