MedTech’s Agenda toImprove the Health of New Yorkersand Grow the Bio/Med Industry
Improve the Health of New Yorkers
1. Strengthen the Public Health Infrastructure
Convene a Public Health System Work Group to make recommendations to improve the state’s public health system.
Establish a COVID 19 Research and Data Sharing Collaborative to support contact tracing innovation and facilitate development of diagnostics and treatments.
2. Expand Access to Telehealth Services
Provide capital grants to health care providers for projects which improve access to telehealth services.
Study of the feasibility of a voucher or subsidy program by which low income individuals who currently lack connectivity can access telehealth services.
Develop a telehealth resource center where consumers and providers can find educational material and which assists providers in the implementation of telehealth services including a telehealth readiness assessment tool.
3. Encourage Decentralization of Clinical Trials
Create institutional review board, provider and consumer decentralized clinical trial education material to standardize and facilitate greater clinical trial participation.
Identify and address impediments to decentralized clinical trials (e.g., drug supply chain and telemedicine laws and technical limitations).
4. Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials
Develop clinical trial education material in multiple languages and in different media for patients.
Develop searchable data on sites and healthcare providers serving diverse populations.
5. Protect Patient Privacy
Maintain a fair and patient-protective regulatory climate for use and stewardship of protected data and information.
Grow New York’s Bio/Med Industry
1. Prioritize Life Sciences Workforce Development
Create a Life Sciences Workforce Development Response Team to provide customized training tailored to the needs of the state’s life sciences companies.
Establish a Higher Education/Industry Life Sciences Consortium to address the education and training challenges facing the industry.
2. Create an Innovation-Focused Tax Policy
Expand corporate, manufacturing and investment credits to secure New York’s future as a leader in the biomedical and healthcare fields.
Review and reform New York’s tax laws related to insure comptetiveness with the nation’s leading centers of biomedical innovation.
3. Support Medical Device Manufacturing
Convene a Medical Device Industry Summit to develop strategies to foster growth of medical device manufacturing.
Develop career and technical training programs tailored to medical device manufacturing.
Expand incentives to support internships, apprenticeships and other workforce development programs.
4. Foster Gene and Cell Therapy Manufacturing
Identify locations for gene and cell therapy manufacturing facilities in New York.
Provide capital grants and incentives to improve access to raw materials.
A work group of life science and tech companies to identify therapy bottlenecks and work collaboratively on solutions,
A work group of higher education institutions to improve access to raw materials and develop relevant training programs.
Review law and regulations to identify barriers to the development of, and access to, gene and cell therapy, and recommend modification or elimination of those that impede success.