The integration of pharmaceutical and structural interventions to optimally manage disease at the level of the individual is becoming increasingly important. Medical device technology and device-enabled services are increasingly providing the tools and products to optimize the care for the patient, independent of location.
Advances in devices and approaches to surgery are allowing for more effective, less invasive surgical procedures, reducing the length of hospital stays and enabling patients to return to function more rapidly. At the same time, integration of communication technologies and miniaturization is allowing for ambulatory care and the diagnosis and monitoring of patients outside of the hospital setting - allowing care teams to concentrate on maintaining wellness rather than treating disease.
We see Medical Technologies as an increasingly important toolset in the management of the healthcare of the population.