A lot of promises are made by organizations about making systems more intuitive, convenient and user-centric, but in reality most improvements tend to be designed to meet regulatory or internal system needs rather than better serve the people who use them. The user experience needs to be modernized, especially in heavily regulated industries where inaccurate or non-compliant labeling is laden with risk.
Medtech companies often struggle to connect to their in-hospital devices in real time due to challenges with hospital network connectivity. Now, more than ever, reliable network connectivity is essential. And the solution lies with a new use of radio technology.
Are remote laparoscopic and open surgical procedures on the horizon?
Innovation requires the space for failure and continuous improvement.
Designers and manufacturers of both devices and software must conduct due diligence and ensure regulatory compliance in protecting user data.
The idea of harnessing the body’s response to heal and defend is no longer the stuff of science fiction.
A technology in development may be able to significantly improve treatment for newborn patients.
The adoption of accurate non-invasive measures of liver health at the point of care is critical.
Part II of this series proposes that structured expert judgment, when integrated into the current HFE/UE paradigm, can help overcome some of the current limitations of HFE/UE.
This series makes the argument for probability assessments in HFE/UE for medical devices and how to incorporate it into the paradigm.