“Feedback in the assessment stage is always useful for improving the design of a device — especially as it relates to improving long-term aspects, such as patient outcomes or cost-effectiveness. This kind of feedback can only come after a device has been on the market and in use for a while, and after doctors have had a chance to see the long-term effects that use of a product has for their patients — for example, in the recovery period following procedures.
The involvement of doctors is of utmost importance in all stages of the development of any medical technology. Doctors should recognize the value their feedback holds for improving the technologies they will ultimately use. When it comes to understanding the problems in need of solutions, doctors should see themselves as partners in the development of medical technologies that will serve the ultimate goal — better care of and outcomes for patients.”
Lena Levin is a health care executive.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Here’s how doctors can support medtech innovation.”
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