This talk will cover the current state of the medical device industry as it relates to digital health.
I will cover a bit of the history and evolution of the industry as it relates to digital health, including a brief overview of the regulatory aspects that come into play with medical devices; and perhaps give some examples (23andMe, etc.)
I will spend a short period of time talking about the drivers that are relevant in health care right now. Examples would be patient safety measures and quality measures. These are all relatively new things in the medical field to be measured so closely, and can be facilitated or mitigated by the new era of medical devices. As an example, the use of ultrasound decreases the incidence of infections when placing IVs. The implication is that the ubiquitous presence of this device due to the lowering of the cost of the technology will reduce morbidity and mortality.
I will spend a large part of the talk giving examples of current medical devices that people can or will be able to purchase. This will focus not only on the devices themselves, but also on how becoming increasingly connected with cloud-based software services increases their value. Demonstrations of these medical devices will be given when possible.
This talk will end with a discussion of how the physician-patient relationship will be affected by the incorporation of such technology.
Brad Younggren is an emergency physician and ultrasound evangelist. He is a medical futurist, passionate about the Internet of Medical Things. Brad is a believer that both software and hardware will catalyze the digital health revolution, to increase access, improve care, empower patients, and lower costs.
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