Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32The State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA), AdvaMed’s network of state and regional trade associations, continues to bolster the industry’s grassroots reach and ability to engage effectively with state and federal policymakers. At SMTA’s annual March Capitol Hill Fly-In, members engaged with the chairs of the congressional medical technology caucuses and thanked their state’s delegations for supporting device tax suspension and ongoing repeal efforts. u S E C T O R S P O T L I G H T DIGITAL In 2016, the Association created AdvaMed Digital to address and help shape critical policies that influence the business environment for digital health technologies and applications in the U.S. and key global markets. Establishment of the new Sector reflects the Association’s strategic commitment to being a leading digital health convener, thought leader and advocate. Members of AdvaMed Digital convene to explore digital health trends and solutions; network and gain industry insights; engage with policymakers, thought leaders and stakeholders; address critical public policy issues; and advocate for the advancement of digital health for the benefit of patients and global health care systems. During the year, AdvaMed Digital worked with FDA to establish the Digital Health Think Tank, a group of software engineers and regulatory professionals that will reimagine the FDA review process for digital health software. The Sector also worked closely with AdvaMed’s Software and Postmarket Policy Working Groups to develop the Association’s Cybersecurity Foundational Principles and Principles Regarding Use of Real World Evidence in the National Evaluation System for Health Technology. Sector members also participated in the negotiation and drafting of digital health provisions of the medical device user fee agreement (MDUFA IV) commitment letter. SECTOR HEAD ROBERT JARRIN Senior Director Government Affairs Qualcomm SECTOR HEAD LARRY CARRIER Head, Regulatory Affairs Verily Life Sciences 19 State Medical Technology Alliance SECTOR HEAD ELISABETH GEORGE Vice President Global Regulations & Standards Philips