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The Power of Visual Storytelling: Converting Prospects into Customers | By Caroline Petersen, Founder & Chief Design Officer – Gallery Design Studio

Caroline Petersen writes, "Forging an emotional connection and bonding with potential customers is critical to converting prospects into lifelong clients, but doing so can be challenging in complex fields like medical devices, where products involve intricate scientific engineering and precise functionality. This is where the power of visual storytelling comes in." Learn more.

Paying it Forward with Dr. Elliott Trotter During American Heart Month

For this American Heart Month, Dr. Trotter is equipping Scribes with essential life-saving knowledge, providing CPR training and enabling them to make a meaningful impact during life or death situations. Read on.

A Look at Cyber In Healthcare in 2024 | Ryan Gonzales – Vice President of Solutions and Security Services at Cylera

Last year was one of the worst years ever for cyber attacks on healthcare organizations. According to John Riggi, national advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association, the number of people affected by attacks broke records, with US federal data indicating that around 106 million people were impacted by a healthcare data breach, more than double when compared to 2022.

Urgent Care Centers Are Moving Toward Safer Medical Devices for Body Jewelry and Fishhook Removal, Like the Moby Cutter™ | By Anthony G. Stanley,...

Moby Cutter™ is one of the safest surgical wire cutters on the market today! Their medical design team has over 35 years of experience performing surgical procedures in Hospitals, Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Systems. It has been cleared for commercialization per FDA guidelines and sold as a prescription only (Rx) medical device. Dr. Stanley shares the advantages of the Moby Cutter.

Finding Hidden Cost Burdens in American Health Systems | By Jim McCoy, President of Clinical Asset Management, TRIMEDX

Health systems continue to face ongoing pressures to reduce costs while maintaining quality patient care. With the average operating margin for hospitals at 0.84%, health systems are searching for ways to more effectively manage operating and capital budgets. However, gaps in data often hinder health systems by hiding cost burdens throughout the organization. These hidden costs limit health systems to finding one-time-savings without lasting relief from industry-wide pressures.

Chemotherapy Starts With Scalp Cooling Treatment: The Path to Improved Access | By Claire Paxman, Director of Global Training of Paxman

Paxman writes, "When Real Housewives of Miami star Guerdy Abraira recently proclaimed “Chemo Starts Now” after shaving off her hair before starting her treatment for breast cancer in People Magazine1, this made me realize just how little the general public and even celebrities like Abraria know about the medical technology being utilized today, such as scalp cooling systems, to manage and prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss." Read to learn more.

The Evolution of Vascular Surgery in the Era of Artificial Intelligence “The Fifth Cardio-Vascular Revolution.” | By Prof Sherif Sultan, MD FRCS FACS PhD

Sherif Sultan writes, "Artificial intelligence momentum will transform and disrupt how medicine works. The application of AI to a cardiovascular health strategy offers limitless opportunities as it provides a continuous source of data-driven insights to optimize biomedical research, precision imaging, early public health primary intervention, and overall superior healthcare quality improvement." Read on.

Beyond the Surface: The Unspoken Trauma of Medical Dressings That Cause Harm |By Brian Pedlar, CEO of Covalon Technologies

Brian Pedlar, CEO of Covalon Technologies writes, A simple dressing application holds the power to both heal and harm. However, beneath their seemingly straightforward design exists a realm of concerns. When the wrong dressing is used it can cause significant harm affecting everyone from the tiniest of babies in the NICU to vulnerable adults, clinicians, caregivers, and even hospital administration." Read more what he has to say.

Multiple Regulators Focused on Cybersecurity Risk for Medical Devices | By Chris Harvey, Senior VP of Client Services at Sedgwick

Harvey writes, "When we looked at cybersecurity and medical devices last fall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not have express federal statutory requirements for medical device manufacturers regarding cybersecurity. However, it is clear that there are real dangers. In September 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that as of January 2022, 53% of connected medical devices and other Internet of things (IoT) devices in hospitals had known critical vulnerabilities." Read on.

Focusing Solely on US Patents Can Be a Risky Move. Here’s Why | By Christopher Cauble, Principal at Harness IP’s Dallas Metro Office

Christopher Cauble writes, "There are many risks and a few rewards to an intellectual property strategy that foregoes patent protection in non-U.S. jurisdictions. Startups or midsize medical device companies should include intellectual property specialists in strategy sessions for market development." Read to learn more.

It’s High Time to Give the Healthcare Supply Chain a Digital Facelift | By Luka Yancopoulos

Luka Yancopoulos writes: "There’s a lingering issue in the healthcare sector that doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and it’s not directly related to patient care or medication breakthroughs. Instead, it revolves around the supply chain – the backbone of the healthcare industry that ensures critical medical supplies get from manufacturers to end-users." Read on to learn more.

How Sparrow is Transforming Early Detection of Heart Disease in War-Torn Ukraine | By Mark Opauszky

Sparrow BioAcoustics is a medical software startup in Newfoundland, Canada. The company has ties to the people of Ukraine, both through our staff and our connections with Ukrainian doctors and engineers who have helped the company refine our initial prototypes into a viable clinical-grade product. Helping the people of Ukraine is one of our corporate priorities. Read on.

3D Printing and Medical Devices: Opportunities and Challenges | By Jess Harris, CSP, ARM, Vice President, Risk Control Life Science & Technology, Sompo International,...

Jess Harris writes: "The benefits that 3D printing presents today are numerous, but with these opportunities come associated challenges. As technology continues to advance at a remarkable pace, the life science industry must closely consider the resulting risks, and regulatory frameworks must adapt to ensure that the benefits outweigh the liabilities." Read on.

Care Guidance Extends Critical Support of Care Management Priorities | By Tina Graham, Chief Operating Officer of Guideway Care

Tina explains the value of care guides to hospitals and healthcare systems and their patients, enhancing patient satisfaction and addressing nursing shortages.

Why 3D Printers Are Ready to Transform Medical Device Design and Delivery | By Francois Minec, Global Head of 3D Polymers, HP Personalization &...

One of healthcare’s scarier little secrets is how extremely tricky it can be to accurately place screws into spinal pedicles during surgery. In fact, a few years ago five experienced surgeons were reportedly asked to manually insert hardware used to strengthen fused vertebrae into cadavers. When researchers reviewed a follow-up CT scan, they found placement error rates as high as 41%. Even worse, 21 of the screws surgeons implanted penetrated the medial wall of the pedicles and entered the vertebral canals.

Revolutionary Technology Will Soon Transform Cardiac Arrhythmia Care | By Steven Mickelsen, M.D.

Over the past four years, the pulsed field ablation (PFA) arms race has become very heated. Once just a concept, PFA is nearly here as companies compete to be first to market in the U.S. Read on.

Optimize Consumer Medical Device Sales with AI-Power

Incorporating AI-based tools in the sales process can increase revenue and improve customer satisfaction. These tools can transform how sales teams function, allowing them to focus on what matters most - meeting customer needs and driving sales growth.

Optimizing Hospital Operations: Maximizing Efficiency with Smart Storage Solutions

Hospitals that want to improve the functionality of your department while improving patient reviews and decreasing unnecessary wastage of funds, you should seriously consider replacing your old and ineffective storage system with the latest improvements. Doing so will guarantee excellent results on your investment in terms of patient satisfaction, costs, and staff performance. Read to learn more.

2023 Antitrust and Consumer Protection Developments in Medical Device Manufacturing: Effectively Managing Compliance Risk in an Increasingly Hostile Environment | By: Mark A. Cunningham

Cunningham advises how medical device manufacturers should manage their compliance risk while operating in markets where customers increasingly leverage their purchasing power. Read on to learn more.

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