SAN DIEGO – August 9, 2016 – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) visited ResMed, praising its leadership in the health IT industry and highlighting how the Congressional Life Science Caucus he co-launched can help improve access to health information technology and help drive STEM job growth here and nationwide.
“ResMed's global leadership in remote patient monitoring is a great example of why San Diego is a world-class center for healthcare innovation,” said Congressman Peters. “The technology they’ve created improves patient care, and increases compliance to treatment, which will slow the progression of chronic diseases, reduce hospital readmission rates and lower healthcare costs. Their innovations are improving the quality of life for millions of patients and bringing more high-paying jobs to San Diego.”
During his visit, Congressman Peters updated ResMed on how the Congressional Life Science Caucus he co-launched in 2015 is reshaping federal policy to help drive job growth across STEM, and to improve patient access to medical technology like ResMed’s.
“We thank Congressman Peters for visiting us and for his ongoing support on policies that ensure patient access to life-changing and innovative products such as DMEPOS competitive bidding program reform and a repeal of the medical device tax,” said ResMed Government Affairs Director Larissa D’Andrea.
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications that better diagnose, treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic diseases. ResMed is a global leader in connected care, with more than 2 million patients remotely monitored every day. Our 5,000-strong team is committed to creating the world’s best tech-driven medical device company – improving quality of life, reducing the impact of chronic disease, and saving healthcare costs in more than 100 countries.