How we work

About Us

MDEpiNet is a Public-Private Partnership that brings together leadership, expertise, and resources from health care professionals, industry, patient groups, payers, academia, and government to build and operate a national medical device evaluation system. As a voluntary organization, the success of MDEpiNet depends on the time and effort of its members. Visit the Who We Are and Centers pages to learn more.

MDEpiNet is working to build this national system by improving and integrating real-world data infrastructure, developing appropriate methodologies, and conducting studies. Three Centers support MDEpiNet operations under a cooperative agreement with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  The Projects of MDEpiNet have been funded by a variety of partners (listed with the project descriptions).

The vision for this national system was set out in a report of a Planning Board made up of major stakeholders in the medical device ecosystem for improving development, regulation, and use of innovative medical devices and to improve patient-centered outcomes.

Read the Planning Board Report:Planning Board Report cover

Strengthening Patient Care: Building an Effective National Medical Device Surveillance System
© The Brookings Institution, 2015

MDEpiNet is working to

  1. create and manage data use agreements with partners and/or external organizations utilizing existing data infrastructure for evidence development activities,
  2. support the development and execution of priority pilot programs and,
  3. conduct assessments of evidence development activities to identify, adopt, and promote best practices in data capture, analytical methods, and technology changes.