This Dräger newborn incubator focuses on ‘intact survival’

The latest in incubator technology from Dräger focuses on long-term health and quality of life, as well as survival. One device paying particular attention to these trends is the Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer beds from Dräger. Florida Hospital announced it’s the first in the United States to implement the Babyleo beds. The beds are being used in

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

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

How medtech can create value in connected care

A cost-conscious healthcare system is increasingly driving toward value, creating both a challenge and an opportunity for medtech. There is a big difference, though, between what is an intuitively good idea in a care setting and what will actually resonate with hospital systems. Influential designer Aidan Petrie, who was a recent presenter at DeviceTalks Minnesota, discusses the complexities of

How Magnolia Medical is battling sepsis false-positives for better value

Seattle-based Magnolia Medical Technologies – which says it makes a dramatic improvement to sepsis testing – provides a great example of the new value arguments dominating medtech. Sepsis happens to be a big deal. Hospital patients are often susceptible to sepsis, a bacterial infection that is the fifth leading cause of death. The standard of care

ValueCentric acquires distributor Data Solutions, Inc. 

ValueCentric, LLC recently announced its acquisition of Distributor Data Solutions (DDS), a provider of data management technology and services that streamline and lower the costs of processing and analyzing sales, rebates, and channel data for medical product manufacturers. The acquisition of DDS provides strategic resources and a strong customer base to further support ValueCentric’s expansion