Europe – Proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act (COM/2021/206) – MedTech Europe response to the open public consultation

MedTech Europe, the European trade association representing the medical technology industry including diagnostics, medical devices and digital health, would like to provide its response to the European Commission’s adoption consultation on the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA). Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is increasingly used in healthcare and in recent years has been greatly enhancing the workflows and decision-making processes of healthcare providers. New medical technologies employing AI are being developed and introduced on the market to bring improvements for citizens and patients, healthcare providers, payers, and society at large. One prominent example is the deployment of medical technologies using AI software to support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic…