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Current Trends in the Medical Device Market: How Cyber Security is Impacting Healthcare

Posted by Amy Castronova on Thu, Nov 02, 2017

It's MEDTECH season again and, as we do each year, Novatek has paired up with Launch Team to take a close look at the current trends, changes and technologies that are impacting the medical device industry. From product launches to new sales models, we're examining the 2018 outlook and sharing our insights.

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Topics: cyber security, medical device launch, trends

Cyber Security Protocols to Reduce Risk in Regulated Industries

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Just a day before the announcement of the Equifax breach, the considerations and primary concerns of cyber security were highlighted at the Innovative Solutions Tech Conference – bringing these risks top of mind for companies operating digitally.

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Topics: trends, cyber security

Medical Device & Cyber Security: Top Concerns in an Era of Uncertainty

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Aug 25, 2017

The medical device market continues to grow steadily, estimated at 2.8% annually for the next five years, despite reform uncertainty and regulatory changes. According to PwC’s 2017 study, major trends in medical device in 2017 include:

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Topics: Digital Health, Telemedicine, trends

BioOhio Annual Conference Recap: Medical Device Trends and Developments in the Growing Bioscience Industry

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, May 19, 2017

BioOhio, the leading organization of bioscience industry support, celebrated it's 30th anniversary last month at it's Annual Conference, which highlighted trends in Ohio's bioscience industry. Conference attendees serve various areas of bioscience, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, lab equipment, and regenerative medicine.

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Topics: trends, medical device launch

Medical Device Product Launch: How the Process is Changing as the Industry Evolves

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, May 05, 2017

Medical device product launch is accelerating, and it's not just incremental changes. Medical device trends and technologies for this coming year are following three themes:

  • Non-invasive
  • Mobile
  • Innovative
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Topics: medical device launch, product launch, trends

2017 State of Knowledge Survey: Considerations & Insights for Medical Device and Manufacturing Industries

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Apr 21, 2017

A key to keeping up with fast-paced and ever-changing industries is monitoring trends year over year and staying up to date with the leaders of those markets. Novatek's State of Knowledge survey and report helps manufacturers gain insight and share their business perspectives on the coming year.

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Topics: regulated industries, trends, Business productivity

Online Training Models: 8 Tips to Successfully Train a Growing Global Workforce

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Feb 24, 2017

For years, the move to online training has been a developing trend for most companies with a growing workforce. While advancements in technology and changing landscapes have made digital training common, establishing a useful online program can be challenging.

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Topics: training solutions, Business productivity, trends

Artificial Intelligence & Customer Service: Technical Documentation & Documented Processes are Key

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

As technology continues to change the methods of daily interactions, manufacturers are starting to see these changes impact the customer service dynamic. Customers are using chatbots every day, from Siri to Alexa, and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have led to a point where it can be used effectively for customer service. Some companies, such as American Express, have implemented chatbots so successfully that they actually improved the customer experience! Is your business ready to make the move?

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Topics: Telemedicine, trends, SOPs

Containing Costs and Empowering Patients Through Digital Health

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

We live in a world today that's connected wirelessly. As healthcare delivery transitions to accountable care and the patient experience becomes the focus, technology-enabled care provides opportunities to meet the needs of rural populations, adjust to demographic trends, and contain the cost of inflation.

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Topics: Digital Health, training solutions, trends, Telemedicine

Medical Device Product Launch Series: Reviewing MedTech 2016

Posted by Aimee Schenck on Fri, Sep 30, 2016

In our annual deep-dive into the medical device industry, and how market and technology changes drive marketing, product launch, sales and service models, Novatek and Launch Team take a look at the industry outlook for the coming year and how the medical device companies we work with are responding.

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Topics: medical device launch, trends, product launch