December 4, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 4 released a new set of recommendations for creating medical products using 3D printers. The guidance details the agency’s stance on device design, testing, and quality system requirements.
For a relatively new technology, 3D printing has a wide range of clinical applications, such as building functionally accurate replicas of complex anatomical structures and facilitating surgery simulations to restore hearing loss, remove stroke clots, and repair hip disorders. The rapid evolution of this technique has led the FDA to release an early policy framework to help manufacturers bring 3D-printed models to the market more efficiently.
The healthcare industry’s disruption is increasing through the use of the Internet of Things. Applications that connect to healthcare IT systems via online computer networks, smartphones and medical devices are transforming the way patient information is collected, and facilitating access to healthcare.
Healthcare technology is still evolving and the sector must be prepared to use big data collected from connected devices. An optimization of this data analysis has the potential to improve treatments, therapies and transform patient care at home.
Predictive Maintenance of Hospital Equipment
Tracking Healthcare Devices
Interoperability of Health Devices
Wearable mHealth devices
Sensored Hospital Beds
Automated Workflows and Location Intelligence
Internet of Medical Things
Improved Disease Management
Enhanced Patient Experience
Patient remote monitoring reduces costs and allows doctors to keep track of their patients when they are not in the doctor’s examination room. Interoperability of health devices is crucial to optimize the hospital workflow.
Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) describes with a short animation clip what is rising up into healthcare in terms of IoT adoption.
By the IoT Solution World Conngress in Barcellona it’s possibile also to go though case studies, both in partneship with IBM, that are important starting point in this new industry: