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.
There is an increased need to foster effective and improved dynamics between people, processes, knowledge and technology to generate an output of safety. “Nudges,” which can help optimize choices by encouraging safer and healthier behaviors, are a promising option.
Numerous studies have explored the challenge of helping patients adhere to their medication regimens. One promising solution is “smart” medication blister packs with embedded sensors that enable caregivers to remotely monitor if—and when—doses are removed. But they can only be used if they are cyber-hardened against today’s dangerous and ever-evolving cybersecurity risks.
Patient-administered healthcare is one of the fastest-growing segments in the medtech industry. When the patient becomes the operator, usability requirements are vastly different than those of trained clinicians, which elevates considerations in the design process.