Digitalization in the Medical Device Industry: Compelling Opportunities to Improve Outcomes—for Patients and the Bottom Line
What can digitalization do for your business? It can help you develop significantly more innovative medical devices and get them to market more quickly while maintaining high levels of quality and regulatory compliance. In short, digitalization enables medical device companies to realize drastic improvements in their businesses.
Continued reliance on paper-based (or digitized “paper on glass”) processes poses significant barriers to innovation, as well as risks to quality, time to market and regulatory compliance. Digitalization is really the only way to deal with the continuing challenges posed by increasing product complexity, global competition, regulatory requirements and geographically disparate engineering and manufacturing departments.
Digitalization can be applied to any part of the medical device development process—from preliminary and detailed design for predicting product performance, to design transfer, manufacturing and even post-market surveillance. Ultimately, the greatest benefit is derived by having a consistent set of digital models for each stage of the process, with data passed seamlessly from one stage to the next.
In this video, Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity provides an overview of the need for and benefits of adopting digitalization across all aspects of medical device development and manufacturing.