The main conclusions of the MedTech Forum 2018 are now available
Find out – or relive - what has been discussed at the MedTech Forum: MDR, IVDR, Data privacy, Patients’ perspective and much more. Also, check what the MedTech Forum has in it for you – networking opportunities, education, business opportunities,…
To beat the hackers, we need to design secure medical devices
Roman Lysecky is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is a speaker at the MedTech Forum 2018 and his session include: Becoming Hackproof in MedTech on Thursday 25th of January.
The Butterfly Effect: when minute changes to our regulatory and payment systems impact the fragile medtech innovation ecosystem
Nadim Yared is President and Chief Executive Officer of CVRx and Chairman of the AdvaMed’s Board of Directors, our sister organisation in the United States.
He is a speaker at the MedTech Forum 2018 and his sessions include: CEO #NOFILTER and The MedTech Europe Code as a Business Enabler, both on Thursday 25th of January.
For more information go to the MTF website and follow #MTF2018 on Twitter.
The toss of a dice. An incoming tornado. The decline of investment in medtech. Each of these events could be considered a butterfly effect – the notion that small causes can have broad effects.
Notified Bodies: Into the Mouth of the Wolf?
At long last, the date has arrived. Organisations who aspire to be Notified Bodies under the European IVD and medical devices regulations can submit their applications as of yesterday, 26 November 2017. In order for the new regulatory system to function as intended, it is essential that these assessment bodies be up-and-running as early as possible.
This will impact a vast majority of the 500,000 medtech products already on the market as well as new ones. It includes in particular, IVDs, which need Notified Body oversight for the first time.
What happens next?
It’s happiness, stupid!
‘Games for Health Europe’ wants to stimulate a paradigm shift in healthcare. Consider happiness as a positive condition for good health instead of the other way around. In healthcare, patients can be faced with considerable adversity; healthcare professionals sometimes work in challenging conditions and have to cope with difficult decisions. Global healthcare cost is rising steadily; shortage of healthcare professionals tends to turn into a disaster. Drastic transformation is needed. In terms of Richard Layard's happiness economics, patients’ wellbeing has to prevail over sickness.
Unhappiness has a negative impact on individuals and society. It is obvious, unhappy people are more demanding, therefore, healthcare becomes more costly and time consuming. Maximising happiness is of real value. As we move to embrace Michal Porter’s value-based healthcare, we must strive to increase contentment among patients and other healthcare players, in order to achieve a sustainable and affordable healthcare system.