The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday became the first congressional panel to sign off on Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen’s top legislative priority, a bill to do away with an Affordable Care Act tax on sales of complicated medical devices set to take affect next year.
[Bill] Walton, who's a paid spokesman for NuVasive's "Better Way Back" program, was the keynote speaker at the Medical Device Manufacturers Assn.'s annual meeting, which began [May 31] in Washington, D.C.
A Chinese academic who spoke to a Minnesota audience Wednesday said that in his institute alone there are 2,000 medical device undergraduates.
As a recent article from the Economist points out, the demand for health care is rising faster than the supply of doctors. Titled "Squeezing out the doctor," the article points out that technology is increasingly stepping in to perform tasks once performed by physicians. In addition, patients are empowering themselves and taking a greater role in their own healthcare.
So exactly how are these devices shaping healthcare? Here are five ways companies are adopting mobile technologies to improve healthcare delivery.