8 - Fear of Change – Obstacles to Medical Device Adoption, How They can be Overcome and Why it Matters
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Colorado B-D
Adoption of medical device innovation is a pervasive issue when attempting to introduce new technology to the medical community. Even when the new technology provides improved performance, a better experience for the clinician and the patient, added safety benefits, better data tracking and more, the adoption of the technology and the cost and effort to transition from an existing technology to a new one often leads provider management to stick with the existing technology. The roundtable’s purpose is to raise a discussion about the barriers of introducing new technology.
Evaluate the benefits and challenges of adopting a new technology. Understand the challenges (clinical education; patient education, risk management, supply management), and the drivers of change (safety, cost of ownership, service costs and availability, supply not meeting demand, outdated technology, market influencers, clinical outcomes, data availability)
Justify a transition decision by being able to identify the obstacles to change and assess the costs of adopting a new technology.
Explain how a new technology solution can overcome adoption challenges by understanding what a device must provide to end-users and patients and be able to make a strong case for adoption of the technology.