Industry Gets Prepared

January 1, 2002

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Industry Gets   Prepared

Originally Published MX January/February 2002


Industry Gets Prepared

AdvaMed's Preparedness Council seeks to streamline the delivery of healthcare technologies in response to major public health crises.

Pamela G. Bailey

Pamela G. Bailey is president of AdvaMed (Washington, DC), a trade association for the medical technology industry.

The terrorist attacks of September 11 and the subsequent mail-borne attacks with anthrax caught America and its public health system off guard. Many people simply never believed that these kinds of atrocities could ever occur in America, so the necessary time, energy, and resources were never invested. As a result, during those attacks a wide array of problems surfaced which, if not corrected, could severely jeopardize America's ability to effectively respond to and treat the victims of future large-scale terrorist attacks.

Immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, AdvaMed (Washington, DC) conducted a survey of its member companies to determine whether they had encountered any difficulties getting their products to New York City and Washington, DC. The results underscore the importance of a collaborative

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