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Top 4 Medical Device Design and Development News and Blogs of the Week: March 12, 2017

Orange County Medical Device Design & Development Company DeviceLab Shares Top News and Blogs from the Week Ending 3/12/2017

DeviceLab is keenly interested in diverse aspects that relate to medical device design and development—in particular, mHealth and healthcare IoT. When we find information particularly exceptional or interesting, we often share it on our @devicelab Twitter feed (which we encourage you to follow). This is a weekly post that shares the best medical device design and development information that we found from the previous week.


1. Why Providers Will Increase the Use of Connected Health Devices

Along with what the headline indicates about the relation between providers and connected health devices, this article is intriguing because it explains the importance of understanding the current connection—and potential changes to—the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ACA or “Obamacare.”


Politics aside, the ACA is important because it “has forced changes in how medical payments are structured, and moved the industry further away from a fee-for-service model.” Basically, wireless medical devices, mHealth and other connected health devices enable for healthcare providers “to care for more patients without compromising quality of care” and “to free up physicians to treat and spend more time with those patients who are in the greatest need of their particular expertise.”


2. Live from HealthPack: Human Factors and Packaging Usability

Medical device human factors is a topic that we’ve covered in this blog, but most often in the scope of medical device design. This article makes a sound argument for why human factors “should also be studied in healthcare packaging.”


Packaging for a new medical device can sometimes seem trivial or easy to design—especially in relation to the complexity of that device. However, it can also be an unnecessary obstacle for getting clearances or being able to provide the best shipping and warehousing options for distributors and customers. Human factors further this notion in the context of how well a new medical device’s packaging can impact its adoption and success in the market.


3. Top Five Digital Transformation Trends In Health Care

Lists such as these are common, but this one is significant because it comes from Forbes, which qualifies and underscores much of what we’ve been keenly aware of the past few years: “Telemedicine,” “mobility and Cloud access,” and “wearables and IoT” (three of the list’s top five trends) are revolutionizing patient care.


4. Dept. of Defense Awards Clemson $1.2 Million Grant for Mobile Diabetes Management

This is exciting news because it is yet another indication of the high expectations and potential for mobile medical devices. It’s also noteworthy because military-based R&D in new technologies have historically led to tremendous opportunities and growth for the private sector.

IoT, Human Factors and Value-Based Care: Our Recommended Topics at MDM 2017

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:

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:

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:


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.