Is technology replacing the human element in hospitals and clinics, or enhancing it? In this AAMI Research Review, a pair of newly published studies exemplify how accounting for the humans that use a technology can enhance its effectiveness… and vice versa.
You’d think there’s not much to the concept of an alarm. A warning sounds in a room, or a red light flashes, and it has your attention. You know something must be wrong. But in a setting where a cacophony of alarming lights and sounds beset healthcare workers on a regular basis, these essential systems become increasingly easy to miss or ignore.
A global pandemic is still upon us, but that certainly does not mean that healthcare technology innovation is standing still. To help the medical device industry look to the future and prepare, experts from regulation and academia alike are bringing attention to the acceleration and pitfalls of innovation.
Increased use of remote and telehealth programs, networked medical devices, and “smart” product storage come with their own inherent risks.