Patient adherence is critical to maximizing the benefits of medical wearables. In this article, we look at the key challenges to patient adherence in clinical trials and healthcare settings, and how device developers, researchers and providers can collaborate to harness the full benefits of wearables.
While billion-dollar deals are common in the medtech industry, multi-billion-dollar megadeal acquisitions were still notable in 2022. Often, these deals result in a ripple effect on the industry when two large companies merge. Here we look at some recent examples, the growth drivers behind them and what they mean for the medtech industry.
Instructional materials help users grasp how to use a device safely. Renée Bailey, Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), explains how effective instructional materials are vital for the medtech design process, and shares necessary considerations to produce instructions that are coherent, easy to understand and aligned with the human factors engineering process.
The FDA CDRH is seeking input from industry and the public on expanding access to home use medical technologies. The comment period closes on August 30, 2023.
Hospital at Home models are expanding capacity for overcrowded hospitals and emergency departments and providing comfort to a growing range of patients. Dave Kerwar, co-founder of Inbound Health, discusses the best candidates for hospital at home care and opportunities for MedTech providers to enhance this model of care, as payers and CMS look at long-term adoption.
Pulvinar Neuro has received a $3 million dollar NIH grant to further its research on noninvasive transcranial alternating current stimulation for the treatment of depression.
There are several tactical approaches to design that can help medtech manufacturers inspire patient confidence in their products and ensure proper usage. Following are three ways you can help ease the burden of delivering and receiving quality care through product design.
We’ve all dabbled with apps that affect various parts of our health and wellness, but never in a holistic way. This is an opportunity for the tech sector to help patients drive better health outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs by showing them how to embark on a path of wellness. It’s just a matter of pulling it together into the right user experience.
CVS Health has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Signify Health, which boasts a network of more than 10,000 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that provide home-based visits.
Remote care in the home relies both on the quality of patient monitoring and on the insights provided to the care team. There is a real danger that data overload and alert fatigue will undermine otherwise well-designed remote patient monitoring (RPM) and Hospital at Home programs. The software platform and algorithms tasked with integrating and evaluating data must identify the data that matters, when it matters.