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.
The pandemic caused a significant increase in telehealth and health tech adoption among all consumers and care professionals, especially those for older consumers and caretakers.
Today’s health monitoring and management systems rely on wires and batteries, and often are not continuously connected to an alert and communication system for patients and doctors. Wireless power will empower medical device manufacturers to develop sophisticated, smart IoT systems that will improve patient care and patient lives.
As the focal point of care moves away from the facility and into the home, care providers and health systems will lean more heavily on connected health devices in advancing and expanding the future of healthcare.
Robust trends are expected to power the global digital diabetes management market.
As one of the nation’s largest industries, and one that is experiencing serious issues with cost, staffing and customer experience, healthcare is a prime candidate for IoT solutions.
A Q&A with MedCrypt’s Axel Wirth sheds light on urgent problems that the medtech industry is facing regarding device security, but assures us that the sky is not falling.
The outlook for 2020 and beyond is positive, but medical device companies must continue to evolve their technologies and partnerships to keep the attention of investors.
Designers and manufacturers of both devices and software must conduct due diligence and ensure regulatory compliance in protecting user data.
Expanded designs that enable clinicians to leverage data in making healthcare decisions, but privacy challenges remain.