Performance Fabric News & Insights | Healthcare Fabrics
Medical safety equipment has come to the forefront of public consciousness in a way it never has before. Widespread hospital shortages of PPE and other healthcare devices only weeks into the fight against COVID-19 have emphasized the importance of medical devices to the wider lay audience.
In the process, the failure of institutions to provide for doctors and nurses put the spotlight on all aspects of the supply chain from the manufacturer to the retailer. As more instances of critical shortages and malfunctioning PPE devices reach the headlines, more focus is being placed on the quality and availability of medical devices.
In the best of circumstances, material sourcing is a vital part of producing high quality medical devices. During a pandemic, it’s a life or death decision. With numerous medical fabrics producers available, how does a buyer narrow down the search? These four factors are important to consider.
Conferences, expos, and conventions are huge in the medical industry. For medical device manufacturers and engineers, conferences are a valuable source of information from industry insiders.
Innovation in the medical device industry is changing the face of healthcare. From cutting-edge monitoring tools in the operating room to hospital mattresses and curtains that prevent the spread of infection, new devices can create better conditions in hospitals and medical offices and better lives for patients.
The drug and medical device blog landscape isn’t big, but it’s necessary for understanding the industry. Technology in this space is always changing, and medical device manufacturers and product engineers who want to stay up on new trends need to know the right sources to read.
Medical device startups rely on venture capital (VC) firms to fund their development and get them over financial hurdles on the path to a product launch and future success. Attracting these investors is an essential skill, and successful manufacturers know exactly what VCs are looking for. Here is some advice to ensure your medical device company makes a compelling business case to potential investors.
Study results indicate alarming statistics
In September 2018, the American Journal of Infection Control released study results indicating that patient privacy curtains (also known as hospital cubicle curtains) often harbor harmful bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—a form of bacteria resistant to many antibiotics that can cause health issues such as skin infections and pneumonia. Authors of the study recommend cleaning or replacing curtains frequently to stave off the transmission of harmful bacteria.
Medical device manufacturers have unique sales structures
and target a very niche market. For this reason, many manufacturers don’t pursue traditional marketing strategies. However, digital marketing enables businesses of all kinds to reach exactly the individuals who are most likely to become customers.
With all the new technology changing medical devices today, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on evolving industry news. Add in new federal regulations and compliance issues, and you have a lot of information to process on a daily basis. For these reasons, it is important to find reliable outlets for industry updates.
As healthcare continues to evolve as a result of policy changes over the past decade, the most effective medical device manufacturers understand the ramifications of these developments, the priorities of their physicians, and how their product fits into the ecosystem.
Although the political climate has lead to some uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act, elements like increased insurance coverage rates and a focus on patient outcomes seems here to stay.
The big story for nursing home interior designers is how their work will help the largest and wealthiest generation
in history to transition into eldercare.
Boomers value experiences above all else, and will be happy to pay more for the comforts they enjoy. That means interior designers today are driven to create an environment for new residents that suits their tastes and needs.