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Developing an Effective and Sustainable Regulatory Strategy for Today’s Global Market

Developing an Effective and Sustainable Regulatory Strategy for Today’s Global Market     Global regulatory demands for medical devices are increasing substantially, and regulatory teams are faced with the pressure of increased workloads and the need for more resources. To help regulatory professionals identify strategies and best practices in developing an effective and sustainable regulatory strategy …

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Chin Named Chief Financial Officer of Akido

Chin Named Chief Financial Officer of Akido     Eric Chin is the new Chief Financial Officer of Akido, a tech-integrated medical network. Chin previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Apollo Medical Holdings, a publicly traded physician-centric technology-powered healthcare company. During Chin’s time at ApolloMed, the company was a member of the S&P SmallCap 600. …

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Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations Present Inherent Clinical Challenges, For Now

Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations Present Inherent Clinical Challenges, For Now     Pulmonary exacerbation is a serious clinical scenario that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Recent estimates place the one-year mortality rate for a COPD exacerbation at 28%. Patients suffering from an exacerbation experience inflammation in the lungs, which causes an increase in mucus production …

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Connected Care: Overcoming Roadblocks and Identifying Opportunities

Connected Care: Overcoming Roadblocks and Identifying Opportunities     What’s next—and what’s holding us back—on the road to a truly connected healthcare system? On March 14-15, leaders in digital health will come together at the ConnectedCare Summit East in Washington, DC, to look at best practices, pitfalls and what we’ve learned so far on the road …

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Instilling Trust in AI

Instilling Trust in AI     Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most exciting and promising technologies in health care and MedTech, thanks to its ability to shift through huge volumes of data and quickly detect patterns. As commercial applications for AI continue to expand, questions have been raised regarding privacy, bias and even …

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How MedTech Is Helping the Hearing Impaired

How MedTech Is Helping the Hearing Impaired     Hearing loss, both mild and severe, affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that around 2.5 billion people—or one in four—will live with some degree of hearing loss by 2050. With the help of technological innovations, medical professionals can now provide more people …

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Laying the Groundwork for an AI Breakthrough

Laying the Groundwork for an AI Breakthrough     Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have been billed as “the next big thing” for more than a decade. Theoretically, these approaches present R&D groups in the medical device industry with enormous prospects. Realistically, many organizations have trouble realizing their full potential. Some businesses have resisted or …

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From Art to Science:  How Machine Learning Is Changing the Surgical Landscape

From Art to Science:  How Machine Learning Is Changing the Surgical Landscape     Robotic surgery has already proven its value in improving surgical outcomes. The next frontier is using data collection and artificial intelligence to help guide surgeons in the OR and develop surgical simulators that can expand and enhance training opportunities. We spoke with …

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Preparing for a Data-first Regulatory World

Preparing for a Data-first Regulatory World     Even in today’s eCTD world, most life sciences regulatory teams still think and work in terms of documents, paragraphs and sentences when putting together collateral for marketing authorization and variations submissions. Yet it is data, rather than pre-prepared dossiers, that are moving into central focus now. Stakeholders across …

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Bridging the Design Development and Quality Management Chasm

Bridging the Design Development and Quality Management Chasm     Catching potential quality and supply chain issues early in the medical device development process can save organizations significant amounts of money. However, current protocols and systems can inhibit sharing of information between departments at the earliest stages of development. We spoke with Tim Brown, Vice President …

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