Et Tu, FDA? Why Medtech Needs to Stop Feeling Betrayed by the FDA

Posted by Brian Chapman on October 31, 2018

For shame! How could the FDA approve a silly touch screen watch to do the job of serious cardiologists—and rush it through the approval process, too? How could a high-end stereo-equipment-maker suddenly become a supplier of medical devices? And then there’s the notion that this device could be fitted without the help of a qualified professional!


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Solving the Reimbursement Puzzle Can Unlock the Potential of Digital Health for Medtech Innovators

Posted by Vijesh Unnikrishnan on September 7, 2018

Raluca Cenusa co-wrote this blog post with Vijesh Unnikrishnan. It was originally published in In Vivo. 

Hardly a day seems to go by without a new healthcare startup raising money, jumping into the digital health market, and launching a new app or service. Innovation is rampant and willingness to invest is so high that the digital health market is projected to grow to $500 billion by 2025, according to Transparency Market Research’s 2017 Digital Health Market report.


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Musings on Medtech, Digital Health and Patient Centricity From My Friend Mark

Posted by Pete Masloski on May 31, 2018

Let’s face it: Medtech has been very successful over the years by taking care of physician customers and all but ignoring the consumer (aka the patient). Physicians have historically been the primary driver of the product decision, so who could have blamed them? As a former vice president of marketing for a large medtech company once told me: “We don’t want to alienate our surgeons by doing all of this patient marketing. For complex, life-and-death medical decisions, the physician is the expert and the patients follow their lead. Marketing to patients just frustrates our surgeons because they have to re-educate their patients who develop misperceptions.”


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A View From the Other Side: Four Lessons for Medtech Startups From OutcomeMD

Posted by Tobi Laczkowski on May 23, 2018

Maurice Solomon co-wrote this blog post with Tobi Laczkowski.

We recently published a Q&A with Tim Schmid, the chief strategic customer officer at the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. He provided an excellent overview of the changing healthcare market, and how J&J and other large medtech companies are pivoting along with it. 


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