MedTech Forum 2019: Building Growth In The Outcomes Era
Value-Based Outcomes Mean Medtech CEOs Must Look Within As Well As Upwards
The European MedTech Forum’s CEO panel set out to address high-level global, long-range issues, but from the start it got log jammed in regulatory issues. Not in the script perhaps, but wholly understandable, as new EU regulations will have huge strategic importance for how companies do business – and in the case of start-ups, if they can continue to do business.
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For health-care providers and medtech manufacturers alike, the decade ahead will require a coming to terms with digital technologies and integrating new methods of payment. Quality of service delivery remains the market-entry criterion, but companies will have to adapt to evolving health-care models. The stakes are high. Will manufacturers be able to capitalize on the changes in a market that is more competitive and unpredictable than ever?
German Industry Says MDR Implementation 'Too Slow' But Negative Economic Effects Still Largely Unreported
The European Commission needs to be faster and more efficient in its implementation of the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), say German manufacturers, watching the remaining months of transition time slip into single figures. A few economic operators have come clean about the pressure the MDR has brought to bear, but the suspicion is that many are choosing to keep quiet.
In case you missed it: catch up with snippets from interviews published by In Vivo this week.