Washington, DC – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) – the leading trade association representing manufacturers of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceuticals, contrast media, and focused ultrasound therapeutic devices- announced that GE Healthcare's Jay Hill, Chief Technology Officer, Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography, will serve as MITA Board Chairman beginning January 1, 2023. Hill will succeed Michael Wendt, Senior Vice President of Customer Services, Siemens Healthineers, who will continue serving on the Board.
"It's an honor to be elected Chair of MITA's Board of Directors, and I'm looking forward to working with my colleagues to further demonstrate medical imaging's unique value proposition to patient health," Hill said. "Medical imaging technology – and the role of the people who invent and maintain sophisticated equipment—are catalysts for better healthcare in our nation's healthcare system. I'm proud to help lead MITA efforts as an advocate for this vital sector."
"A key aspect of MITA policy effectiveness is member leadership and engagement," said Patrick Hope, MITA Executive Director. "On behalf of the association and all its members, we extend a heartfelt thank you to Michael Wendt for his service and welcome incoming chairman Jay Hill. With a new Congress, we are eager to continue to advocate for policies bring value to patients and providers by supporting medical imaging."
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment manufacturers, innovators, and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for advanced medical imaging technology.