Patients who don’t take their medication regularly often experience poor health outcomes, increased hospitalizations, and even death — all of which are very expensive to healthcare systems, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published statistics on U.S. personal healthcare spending by age and gender in 2012. The key difference that drives these numbers for women between the ages of 19 and 44 is the cost of maternity care. One company focused on supporting women in this space and looking to capitalize on this market opportunity is Ava Science, Inc.
Even with the additional effort required and increased complexity, focusing on risk assessment and risk management, and fostering a company culture of continually considering risk, can only improve our overall product quality and sharpen our ability to serve our patients and other stakeholders at the highest level.
Advancements in eye-tracking technologies have made them convenient and affordable to incorporate into user research. Peering into an observer’s perspective can be a valuable source of data for optimizing diverse user interfaces. Few barriers remain to using eye trackers; the only question is how to do so effectively.
Advances in sensors, smartphones, communications, and analytics give developers new tools to build creative and powerful applications that promise to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
As component sizes for medical devices shrink to micron size, conventional machining may not be the most efficient or consistent method for manufacturing. Learn why Micro-MIM is preferred for components with tight tolerances at high volumes.
Sustaining engineering enables the developer to plan ahead, getting the development and design of the device done right the first time, and smoothing the transition to manufacturing. KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.
The business pain of switching suppliers, both in terms of costs and revalidation time, heightens the importance of making the right decision the first time.
Micromolding requires a high level of intimacy and attention to detail to be successful over the long run, so it’s important to work with micromolder with the capability, scalability, and sustainability to get a product from the design stage all the way to high-quality mass production.