Guest Post from Wanda Moebius, senior vice president, public affairs
Between 1980 and 2010, medical technology helped add five years to U.S. life expectancy and reduce deaths from stroke by 59 percent. Recent advancements in medical devices and diagnostics have revolutionized the way we detect, prevent and treat stroke, making it possible for patients to live longer, healthier lives.
In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, AdvaMed is sharing its first social media toolkit on the value of medical technology in preventing and treating stroke. It is our hope to broaden the understanding of stroke care and educate critical stakeholders about the value of medical technology in stroke care. This toolkit includes value data points, suggested posts and sharable images. AdvaMed encourages all participants to use #StrokeMonth for this effort.
Please help us to educate critical stakeholders about the value of medical technology in the prevention and treatment of stroke by sharing resources in the following ways:
- Follow @AdvaMedUpdate and re-tweet our #StrokeMonth tweets;
- Join the AdvaMedUpdate community on Facebook and like, comment or share our posts; or
- Share our mini-toolkit to with your colleagues, members and others.
AdvaMed continues to work on developing compelling content that explains the value of medical technology in the context of specific diseases and conditions.
For more information about the value of medical technology to improved patient care, visit the AdvaMed’s Life Changing Innovation website.