Medical device companies are committing significant resources to the fight against Covid-19. Collaboration tools can help expedite product design while supporting evolving compliance standards.
Whatever the short- and longer-term fallout of COVID-19, organizations will need to come back fighting—with new tools at their disposal and ready to raise their game.
Recalls for failure are chronic in the medical device industry. The sources of those failures could originate anywhere in the supply chain. Fixing supply chain issues is ultimately the responsibility of the instrument’s maker.
The latest regulations for human and veterinary medicinal products, as well as medical devices, include the mandate to set up databases with detailed information about available products. These databases must be realized and implemented in the near future, and require a concerted effort now if tangible real-world benefits are to follow.
Across the continent, governments and hospitals are purchasing robotics systems from abroad as well as developing the technologies themselves.
Medtech manufacturers must continue to embrace collaboration and transparency.
The challenges will continue to keep medtech manufacturers and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry on their toes.
Sharing more information with design partners on device function and its inherent risks can help guide better decisions during the product development process, and keep patients safer.
There are too many unique needs on the part of both manufacturers and providers. More collaboration is needed.
Device companies will need to assess their business model in order to compete in an outcomes-based reimbursement environment.