Upcoming MassMEDIC Events

UDI Share Forum
May 16, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Mass. Medical Society, Waltham, Mass.

The U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) ruling requires Class III medical devices to be fully compliant by September 24, 2014, followed by Class II devices in 2016, and Class I in 2018. The ruling also created a Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID), which all medical device manufacturers will be required to populate with a standard set of basic identifying elements. Compliance with UDI impacts many functional areas, and with little time remaining to meet the compliance deadlines, sound planning and execution are vital. 

Please join your colleagues and a panel of Subject Matter Professionals, including Bill Cooley, Director of Corporate Engineering, Boston Scientific and David Brooks, Sr. Project Manager for Covidien, as we discuss various topics around UDI planning and implementation across work streams such as Master Data Management, Labeling and Regulatory Change, and Packaging Technology & Operations. Corwin Hee, Director of Information Systems at Covidien and a member of the GS1 US Healthcare Leadership Team, will be the Keynote presenter. 

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Connected Health Update
May 30, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Mass. Medical Society, Waltham, Mass. 

Connected health – if MedTech companies aren’t involved already, their development teams are looking at ways to engage in this growing sector. MassMEDIC’s upcoming seminar will examine various aspects of the connected health movement: technology development, government oversight, security and payment. How real is this trend? Can connected health products deliver the cost savings promised? How will your company adapt these technologies to existing products?

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Ensuring Compliant Health Care Collaborations in an Age of Governmental Scrutiny
June 3, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Nixon Peabody LLP, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Mass.

Collaborations between industry and health care providers have been the subject of intense scrutiny by federal and state regulators and enforcement agencies for a number of years. Please join us for an informative panel discussion, sponsored by MassMedic, regarding the increasing enforcement of, as well as best practice related to, industry/provider collaborations.

Topics our panel will cover include:

  • The ways in which health care reform has incentivized integration and collaboration within the health care industry through outcome-based payment models and other initiatives while simultaneously enhancing the government’s anti-fraud measures
  • Enforcement priorities and trends at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Private health plans and the focus of special investigative units
  • The public-private partnership to prevent health care fraud
  • Best practices for ensuring both compliance and effective partnerships
  • Outcome-based payment models that reward the delivery of high quality care at lower costs

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MedTech’s Toughest Compliance Issues
June 26, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mass. Medical Society, Waltham, Mass.