HIMA changes name to AdvaMed

July 5, 2000

The Health Industry Manufacturers Association this month changed its name to AdvaMed to reflect the advocacy role the association plays in ensuring patient access to medical technologies.The Washington, DC-based association was founded in 1974 and

The Health Industry Manufacturers Association this month changed its name to AdvaMed to reflect the advocacy role the association plays in ensuring patient access to medical technologies.

The Washington, DC-based association was founded in 1974 and represents 800 manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products, and medical information systems. AdvaMed’s members produce nearly 90% of the $62 billion in healthcare technology products used in the U.S. annually and nearly 50% of the $147 billion in products purchased around the world, according to the association.