Medical device value: Here’s how you work it into your design


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Public and private payers are increasingly demanding that health providers manage their patient populations more effectively and efficiently. That means that medtech companies can no longer merely rely on the strength of their technology to achieve reimbursement.

They need to demonstrate “value,” too.

“There’s a lot going on with the healthcare payment delivery systems to reform healthcare, and that’s primarily quality and cost,” said Tom Hughes, senior principal advisor at the Regulatory and Clinical Research Institute outside Minneapolis. (Meet with RCRI officials at booth #302 at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.)

But was does value mean? Value means outcomes per dollar spent – or better care through less costs, according to Hughes.

Two categories of value based evidence include clinical effectiveness – outcomes-based data – and cost effectiveness – delving into what the health providers are billing payers for their products and services.

Find out more from Hughes in our latest MDO podcast:

(Meet with RCRI officials at booth #302 at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.)


DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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