Creating Safe Usable Medical Device Solutions
Effective Collaboration is Key
Medical device development happens at the intersection of technology and business.
Typically, technology stakeholders ask, “What can we build?” and business leaders ask, “How can we achieve our goals?” Often, these two viewpoints fail to take a third, and often more important, viewpoint into account—that of the user. This might sound easy in theory but can be challenging to execute. A successful medical device development project—one that launches on-time, within budget, and meets the customer’s needs—requires perseverance to keep all stakeholders engaged throughout the entire process. The end result will not only be truly effective and highly adopted devices, but also reduced costs that result from avoiding the need to solve problems late in the process that could have been addressed by closer collaboration at the start.