Roy Smythe’s plan to transform the physician workflow with technology

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PhilipsDr. Roy Smythe’s transition from the operating room to chief medical officer of health informatics at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) wasn’t fueled by physician burnout. Rather, it was sparked by his attempt to transform healthcare from the inside out.

“It’s hard to redesign the airplane while you’re flying it,” he told MassDevice. 

At Philips, Smythe works to change the way clinicians deliver care. It’s no easy task, but Smythe thinks that if industry can figure out how to leverage technology and big data to boost physician workflow, all parties involved could reap the benefits.

Get the full story at our sister site, MassDevice.

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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