Orange County medical device design and development company DeviceLab shares its recommendations for panels and presentations at MDM 2017.
Earlier this week, we published a news release that announced our participation at the upcoming 32nd Annual MD&M West Conference as an exhibitor.
Of course, we are excited to attend what is billed as “the world’s largest collection of medical device manufacturers and suppliers” and to demonstrate our Apollo™ wireless medical device electronic systems platform via our breathtaking “hospital bed of the future” display.
However, these conferences are not just about showcasing medical device design and development companies, but instead to provide opportunities for the medtech community to educate and engage in panels and presentations.
As much as possible, we try to find time away from our booth to attend these panels and talks. If you are attending MDM 2017—and especially if you follow this blog—the following are the topics for which we are most interested and think you will be too!
Medical IoT and Healthcare Wearables
For the past couple years, we’ve been closely following wireless medical device design in our blog. Our most recent blogs were about medical IoT and healthcare wearables! Therefore, it should come as no surprise that we are eager to attend as many medical IoT and healthcare wearables events as we can, especially these:
- IoT Meetup (Tuesday, February 7 from 3:15– 4 p.m.)
- Strategies for Adding Security to Industrial IoT Endpoints (Wednesday, February 8 from 10:55 –11:20 a.m.)
- Wearable Form Factors that Encourage Compliance Wednesday, February 8 from 11:15–11:45 a.m.)
- Evolving IoT: Shifting from Sensors and Connectivity to Platform and Analytics (Wednesday, February 8 from 3:45–4:15 p.m.)
- Making the Industrial IoT a Reality Thursday, February 9 from 3:30–4 p.m.)
Human Factors in Medical Device Design
Medical device human factors is another topic that we’ve recently covered in our blog, and again, we are enthused to learn there will be several intriguing events that explore this crucial aspect of medical device design success:
- Getting the Most Out of Human Factors Engineering Tuesday, February 7 from 2:30–3 pm.
- Managing Human Factors in Reprocessing of Reusable Devices – Validation Considerations (Wednesday, February 8 from 3:45–4:45 p.m)
Value-Based Care and Medical Devices
Although we don’t write much about value-based care as it relates to medical devices, we still think this is an important topic due to how it is changing Medicare reimbursements for hospitals and clinics:
- Expand the Medtech Value Footprint with Services, Risk-Sharing, and Value-Based Care in Product Development (Tuesday, February 7 from 9:10–9:50 a.m.)
- Panel: Hospital Administrators and Medtech Execs Speak: Services, Risk-Sharing, and Value-Based Care (Tuesday, February 7 from 9:50–10:30 a.m.)
- Case Study How Value-Based Design Reshaped a Standard Practice for Dermatology (Thursday, February 9 from 2–2:30 p.m.)
- Case Study: Design Strategies for Surviving Value-Based Care: The Creation of Signature Solutions (Thursday, February 9 from 3:15–4 p.m.)
DeviceLab will be at booth 813 on February 7–8 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and on February 9 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.