The medical device industry has reached an inflection point with the advent of digital technologies. More medical device companies today are experiencing a bevy of demands from various quarters. While patients expect enhanced care delivery, physicians need access to patient data from diverse sources for better decision-making. Health systems, on the other hand, seek rich data for improved business outcomes. At the core of the transformation of the industry, however, lies the demand for enhanced and consistent quality and reliability of the medical devices for improved clinical efficiency and patient satisfaction.
With plenty at stake, the design teams working on the medical devices are striving to meet the evolving market needs while keeping the device complexity in check. The devices are being built from the ground up to support integration with disparate technology systems and tools, including IoT, for maximum data sharing and processing. The idea is to build devices and platform that are not tech-centric but user-centric. Such an approach will help users tackle the data siloes and work with a unified database for maximum insights into the patient journey. It also helps in aligning with new requirements without many changes to the devices.
One major responsibility of medical device manufacturing companies is aligning with the stringent regulatory requirements. With the increasing focus on data privacy, device manufacturers have to be proactive in tackling tomorrow’s challenges, especially in the age of GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act and other such regulations. In such a scenario, medical device manufacturers need to build effective relationships with consumers, competitors, and the healthcare community to gain as much as insights and viewpoints as possible while building an efficient product.
There are many specialized medical device solutions providers that can help the manufacturers accelerate their time to market and achieve consistent growth in the market. In this edition of Embedded Advisor, we highlight companies that are at the forefront of helping medical device manufacturers overcome their operational challenges and streamline their production.
We are pleased to introduce to you Diode Laser Concepts, Inc. (DLC). Founded in 1991, DLC is a specialist in custom-designed laser solutions. The company takes a service-based approach, ensuring a higher-level of performance with an individualized design. This service-based approach saves clients both cost and time. Another company featured in this edition is Velentium. The professional engineering firm Velentium specializes in the secure design and development of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices. The company assists medical IP holders through all stages of the medical device lifecycle, be it automated test systems, embedded cybersecurity, electrical design, firmware, or mobile apps.
With numerous success stories up their sleeves, these companies are helping manufacturers to stay one step ahead of the challenges and remain competitive.
We bring to you Embedded Advisor’s “Top 10 Medical Devices Design and Solution Providers—2019.”