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28Feb/17
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Medical Device Industry Survey

Do Medical Device Manufacturers Have a Culture of Innovation and Quality?

Help Us Find Out!

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  • Are you Manufacturing Innovative Medical Devices?
  • Is your company building a culture of innovation and quality?
  • How do your actions compare with your peers?

To find answers to these and other questions of interest to the medical device community, we are asking for your participation in this global research study.

The survey also seeks to understand:

  • What practical steps medical manufacturers are taking to evolve their quality practices
  • The role of automation in supporting best practices for compliance and quality
  • How manufacturers are incorporating smart, connected sensors across their product portfolio
  • The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on medical device manufacturers

As a survey participant, you may register to receive a complimentary copy of the research report.  Please Note: All individuals responses will be kept strictly confidential and only aggregated data will be used.

Follow this link to begin the survey.

This primary research is being conducted by Axendia and sponsored by PTC.

23Aug/16
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Is IoT Vital to Well-Care?

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Improving Healthcare in the Outcome Economy

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the transition to the Outcome Economy were key themes at PTC’s LiveWorx16.  The focus on IoT and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the shift to outcome based models, sparked this analysis on the applicability of these trends in our “sick-care system.”

The traditional healthcare model could better be described as “sick-care.”  Historically, healthcare has been episodic and reactive — primarily aimed at addressing a malady, illness or injury after it has already happened.

Here are a few examples:

  • Have a fever?                    →          Take an antipyretic.
  • Have an ache?                           Take an analgesic.
  • Have a damaged hip?                Have an arthroplasty.
  • Have angina?                              Have coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

This sick-care approach has it backwards, though. As the refrain goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Furthermore, sick-care is expensive and unsustainable.  But, can we apply the IoT, PLM, and outcome-based models to healthcare? Continue reading