Times Are Changing: Making Way for Marketing

Posted by Matt Singer on October 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of facilitating a panel this week at The Medtech Conference, put on by Advamed. We discussed how more empowered marketing teams can drive success for medtech companies. Many thanks to our esteemed medtech marketing panelists: George Parr (CMO of Becton Dickinson), Rob Clark (chief communications officer of Medtronic), Randy Pritchard (senior vice president of marketing at Roche Diagnostics) and Rajit Kamal (vice president, global franchise leader of knees at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices).


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From Bundled Payments to New Codes: How CMS is Driving Change

Posted by Kate Templeton on October 2, 2019

Sundeep Karnik co-wrote this blog post with Kate Templeton. 

The fragmentation of the U.S. healthcare ecosystem is often cited as a cause of many evils: high prices, conflicting incentives, lack of transparency and a bias toward the status quo. Anyone wanting to affect large-scale change in the system is confronted with a massive collective action problem, where no one benefits enough from solving it to warrant the blood, sweat and tears to make it happen. Widespread change requires an external catalyst that forces various stakeholders to align on incentives.


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Clicking ‘Maybe’ for Digital Health

Posted by Brian Chapman on September 12, 2019

This post was originally published on The Medtech Conference blog.

“Do you want to share pulse information from your Garmin watch with Apple Health?” 

I don’t know… Maybe?


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Four Strategies That Medtech Companies Have Used to Monetize Digital Health

Posted by Matt Scheitlin on May 23, 2019

I recently had the privilege of participating in a digital health panel at The MedTech Forum in Paris. The title of the panel was “New Business Models for Digital Health: A Look at Value,” and I was joined by two industry colleagues—Agnes Simon, senior business director, EMEA, at Medtronic, and Lucile Blaise vice president of Western Europe at ResMed—to share our thoughts on business models for digital health in medtech. The conversation was wide-ranging and included tangible strategies for how the industry is currently trying to monetize its digital health innovation. Here are four:


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What Medtech Companies Can Learn From Apple's Virtual Clinical Study

Posted by Kate Templeton on March 21, 2019

The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Scientific Session and Expo, held March 16-18 in New Orleans, kicked off Saturday morning with the initial results of the much-anticipated Apple Heart Study. For those who keep pace with the fast-moving tech world, I’m sure it felt like an eternity since the study had been announced. But by healthcare standards, the study went quickly and accomplished something unthinkable: It enrolled a breathtaking 419,297 individuals in eight months using a novel, entirely virtual study design.


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