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MedTech Roundup

learn more about trends, news and advancements in the MedTech space

5 Reasons to Join Novasyte’s Clinical Nurse Educator Team

Posted by Ryan Buchanan on Feb 26, 2019 12:06:00 PM

In the first months of the new year, people are often looking for a change. There are three common changes in the minds of many professionals, including lifestyle, working environment and potentially, employment. 

If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) interested in opportunities away from traditional bedside care, Novasyte can offer all of those things. Novasyte partners with medical device companies to assist them with a variety of product commercialization services, including product education. Today, we hire hundreds of RNs as Clinical Nurse Educators. They travel the country and teach their fellow nurses how to safely use new, cutting-edge technologies.

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Topics: Outsourcing Support, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Medical Device Field Action, S.M.A.R.T Programs, Industry Trends, SMART recall program

MedTech Recalls: What Preliminary Questions Should You be Asking?

Posted by Charlotte Morello on Feb 20, 2019 11:40:00 AM

Field actions happen; even to the most diligent organizations.

Organizations across the medical device manufacturing industry understand this as a sharp reality. Over the last decade, however, product recalls have substantially increased and are reaching record highs. Over 208 million devices were recalled in the beginning of 2018, more than the total number of recalled devices in all of 2017.

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Topics: Outsourcing Support, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Medical Device Field Action, S.M.A.R.T Programs, Industry Trends, SMART recall program

MedTech Recalls: Eliminating the Fax Machine

Posted by Sam Kelly on Feb 12, 2019 11:42:00 AM

When it comes to electronic medical records, several words beginning with ‘F’ may come to mind.

You may be surprised to learn that, according to an article by Sarah Kliff, faxes still account for as much as 75 percent of all medical communication (Kliff, 2018). This is due to several factors. One of the main drivers is the lack of interoperability between competing electronic medical records systems.

So the fax machine survives, even though it is a dated technology widely despised by stakeholders throughout the healthcare spectrum.

Advantages to the fax machine include that it doesn’t require a login to access nor does it need months of training to operate. However, while these can be seen as benefits for end users, challenges arise when analyzing the security, traceability and confirmation of faxed documents.

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Topics: Outsourcing Support, Medical Device Recall, Medical Device Recall Help, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Industry Trends, Industry Advancements, SMART recall program

5 Reasons to Join Novasyte’s Field Technical Team

Posted by Chelsea A. Platt on Feb 6, 2019 10:03:00 AM

Have you been considering a new career in 2019? The start of the year is a great time to explore different options as January marks the start of an active recruiting season for many companies. Novasyte is no exception.

As a leader in the med-tech space, Novasyte employs 1,000+ healthcare professionals across the U.S. and continues to recruit for new positions. One of the programs that has seen exponential growth is our Field Technical program.

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Topics: Outsourcing Support, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Medical Device Field Action, S.M.A.R.T Programs, Industry Trends, SMART recall program

Hillary Medina to Speak at AdvaMed's Recalls from A-to-Z Conference

Posted by Charlotte Morello on Dec 4, 2018 6:46:58 AM

Hillary Medina, Novasyte's Vice President of Field and Recall Solutions, will be speaking at AdvaMed's Recalls from A-to-Z Conference in Washington D.C.

She will help kick off the conference, held on Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5,  by presenting on: "Strategies for Deploying a Field Team and Integrating your Technologies."

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Topics: Medical Device Recall, Medical Device Field Action, Industry Trends, SMART recall program

Do You Deploy a 1099 Diabetes Pump Trainer Program?

Posted by Sam Elbaz on Aug 17, 2018 11:21:00 AM

For patients with diabetes, the challenge of managing their therapy can be alleviated with proper, quality education. For more than a decade, Novasyte has partnered with many of the largest, global medical device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical organizations, providing specialized education with the highest-quality certified product trainers.

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Topics: Novasyte News, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, San Diego, CA, Industry Trends

How Manufacturers are Staying at the Forefront of Conversion Excellence with the Use of Third-Party Providers

Posted by Sam Elbaz on Aug 8, 2018 2:16:26 PM

With increased pressures to reduce internal SG&A costs, accelerate the pace of business, and increase process efficacies, manufacturers are continually investing in third-party partnerships where innovation is at the forefront of service delivery.

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Topics: Medical Device Recall Help, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Industry Trends, Industry Advancements, White Paper

How Patient Satisfaction is Influencing Medical Device Conversion Follow-Up Strategies

Posted by Sam Elbaz on Jul 26, 2018 3:50:26 PM

Improving the patient experience and measuring their satisfaction is becoming increasingly
important to facilities and manufacturers. Not only is patient satisfaction one of the three essential dimensions of the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim, but the scores are also key performance metrics under the 2016 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.

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Topics: Medical Device Recall Help, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Industry Trends, Industry Advancements, White Paper

Pressures Mount for Drug Manufacturers to Reduce Cost, Forcing Reevaluation of SG&A Costs and Commercial Models

Posted by Charlotte Morello on Jul 20, 2018 1:40:42 PM

Pharmaceutical manufacturers today are facing increasing pressures from The Trump Administration to reduce the cost of drug prices.

Announced on Wednesday of this week, Novartis indicated they would not be raising prices on its products for the remainder of 2018.They are joining Pfizer, whose chief executive officer, Ian Read, announced on July 10 that the company would delay increasing the prices on dozens of drug products until 2019, following President Trump publicly spotlighting the firm the day prior.2

This follows the initial statement from The Trump Administration in May 2018 regarding a comprehensive blueprint strategy to lower drug prices.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Pharmaceutical Industry

How Conversions are Managed Today in Response to the High Turnover Rate in Nursing

Posted by Sam Elbaz on Jul 19, 2018 9:08:02 AM

As a partner to many of the largest, global medtech companies for more than a decade, Novasyte has gained a strong understanding of the evolving healthcare landscape and trends in nurse staffing. With the consistent rotation of nurses in hospital systems, manufacturers are adapting to the staffing changes and optimizing their education methods to ensure successful medical device conversions. 

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Topics: Medical Device Recall Help, Med-Tech Industry Update, Medical Device Industry, Industry Trends, Industry Advancements, White Paper