MDT’s readers weigh in on how two meta-trends will affect the industry,
their business, and their careers.
By Lee Goldberg
Predicting the future is always a tricky business, especially when it comes to
politics and medical technology. Never-
theless, that’s exactly what I did when
I penned the December issue’s Editor’s
Note, “Lessons from Ireland” in which I
identified three lesser-known, but powerful
trends that will be shaping the medical
device industry for at least the next three
to five years.
Rather than try to speculate on exactly
how these meta-trends are affecting the
med-tech industry from my lofty perch at
the Editor’s desk, I invited our readers to
participate in an online Roundtable Survey.
The results published here summarize the
thoughts of 148 loyal readers who took
the time to share their thoughts with us.
Hopefully, their collective insights will help
us all navigate the uncertain waters of the
On Data Driven Healthcare Strategies
It’s a pretty safe bet that Big Data, the Io T,
Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning
will play starring roles in improving the
speed, effectiveness, and safety of nearly
every part of the healthcare delivery chain.
But how quickly and how deeply will
data-driven practices affect the products
we design and manufacture? Surprisingly,
over half of our respondents said that the
requirements of data-driven medicine are