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Introduction

Effective use of increasingly sophisticated connected medical devices can offer quantifiable benefits, ranging from a reduction in mortality rates to a reduction in the duration of hospital stays and more effective drug prescribing and adherence.

Highlights

  • Today's ecosystems and business models are in a state of flux, with multiple challenges and opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of medical devices. These challenges include tackling security, patient data privacy, and connectivity issues, and dealing with compliance and management complexity.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes how healthcare providers should leverage connected medical devices to optimize the use of hospital resources.
  • Identifies opportunities presented by medical device connectivity for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM).

Key questions answered

  • What are the factors driving the growth of the connected medical devices market?
  • What are the barriers to adoption of connected medical devices?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Connected medical devices will play an integral role in modern healthcare

  • Significant long-term potential beyond acute settings
  • Monitoring of activity and vital signs are some of the most important functions today

The evidence base for new connected device usage is strong; viable development is complex

  • Connected medical device growth is dependent on adoption of new care pathways
  • A long road to clinical validation awaits prototypes with therapeutic applications
  • Connected medical device growth: A three-speed development

Connected device development: Technology and integration

  • Technology innovations are enablers of connected medical devices
  • Enterprises should adopt a platform approach to support effective connected medical device development
  • Medical device management requires transparency into devices networks
  • The evolving medical device ecosystem will have ramifications for existing suppliers and new entrants

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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