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Beyond COVID-19: Preparing for a Future of Remote, Digital Interaction in the Healthcare Sector

A return to what the healthcare industry once knew as normal may no longer exist By Chris Althoff and Kim Perry Contributor Lorri Detrick While attention has been on supporting healthcare workers at the front lines of battling the COVID-19 crisis—and rightfully so—some parts of the sector are grappling with the new challenge of remote, digital interaction among workers […]

Design and Manufacture the Impossible

Hampered by Limitations Many new product designs and innovations have been restricted by the limitations of plastic injection molding and other conventional manufacturing processes. After the design is completed, the part typically requires modifications in addition to prototyping and tooling, which are costly and cause delays. Available for decades, traditional 3D printing allows engineers to […]

Understanding the Cybersecure Development Lifecycle

By Christopher Gates & Jason Smith Gates & Smith hail from Velentium, a Texas-based medical device design and development firm specializing in end-to-end support for companies seeking to bring active implantables to market. Together with Axel Wirth of Medcrypt, they are the authors of Medical Device Cybersecurity for Engineers and Manufacturers, a comprehensive guide to […]

28 Days to Save the World

By Dan Purvis Project V started March 20 at Ventec Life System’s office in Greater Seattle, only three weeks and nine miles away from the first fatal cases of COVID-19 in the United States. In the time since the virus’ arrival, the number of confirmed cases across the nation has escalated to just below 20,000. 249 […]

IoT Hardware Development: Build vs Buy

Utopia Developing a new product, especially an IoT hardware product, can be exhilarating. The overwhelming desire to start with a blank slate provides the opportunity to specify the perfect set of requirements that will provide exceptional performance with robust reliability at the lowest possible cost. Dystopia And, then you wake up. The harsh realization sets […]

Inflatable Medical Tents – Triage and Remote Testing Structures for Disaster Relief & Emergencies

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, custom inflatable manufacturer, Landmark Creations, has reallocated their design and production talent to produce three new inflatable medical tents for the rapid deployment of medical services, including pop-up clinics, testing sites, and triage.The new medical tent designs are based on Landmark’s Rehab Tent products which have been widely used […]

It Can be Done: What To Do in a Critical Manufacturing Situation

These are unprecedented times and we at PaR Systems and OakRiver Technology continue to be inspired by the response of this community in the face of so much change and uncertainty. As providers of manufacturing technology that enables and supports our customers and their workforce, we have spent a lot of time thinking how manufacturers […]

Top 5 Practical Steps for Healthcare Industry Digital Accessibility

First off, what is digital accessibility? Digital accessibility is the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with websites and apps for people living with disabilities.  In a practical sense, it means that websites, apps, and documents must be programmed in a way that provides methods for accessible technology to access this content. Many […]

When Patients are Missing from Patient Safety

By: Catherine Hinz, Executive Director & Lisa Juliar, Patient Partner Our patients and their families have been remarkably absent as a major partner in creating safe healthcare. It is not because they don’t want to be included in solutions to safer care. It is simply because we don’t often invite them to be part of […]

Trends in Medical Photography and Videography

It’s no surprise to those of us in the Medical Alley community that our industry is in the nation’s spotlight now more than ever, both from a business outlook and from the consumer’s viewpoint. Breakthroughs in technology and an influx of innovative start-ups are changing the game and our marketing needs to follow suit.  Ensuring […]

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