3D printing technology has made significant advancements in the past few years. Can 3D printing be used in orthopaedics? Is this technology ready for surgery? How could orthopaedic practices best position themselves?
Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence may now enable patients and providers to detects life-threatening illnesses earlier than ever. But much remains unknown about these rapidly evolving diagnostics. Can the FDA keep up while protecting public health in the era of big data?
Additive Manufacturing offers substantial promise to medical device products and supply chains, but it also presents an existential threat to the incumbents in the industry.
General Electric is using 3D printing to lead cutting-edge innovation in the healthcare space and will ultimately bring better, customized medical technologies to market faster and more cost-effectively.
Amazon has its eye on the healthcare industry. Medical suppliers, such as Owens & Minor, have the option of embracing and partnering with the e-commerce giant, or fighting back and developing their own marketplace. Owens & Minor seems to have chosen the first option. But did it make the right decision on the long term? What are the benefits and drawbacks to Amazon’s pressure? How can we predict the future dynamics of healthcare logistics?