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Health Coverage Should Flex in Real Time with Your Personal Health Needs

How did you use health care in 2019? (I would ask about 2020, but Covid-19 has thrown everyone off.) Think about how many times you sought care, and what medical treatments you received. Got a rough idea? Was it the same as in 2018? The same number of visits, for the same health needs, with […]

Creation Technologies Hermosillo Expansion

Creation’s Commitment to Growth and Partnerships Creation Technologies, an end-to-end, scalable Global Electronic Manufacturing Services provider, is expanding the Hermosillo operation with a new, state-of-the-art facility. The company is making a strategic investment to significantly expand its North American footprint to better serve Aerospace & Defense, Medical, and Tech Industrial customers. “This expansion builds on […]

Do Your Health Benefits Actually Benefit?

We’ve all seen the reports. Health care costs are expected to rise again. Mercer predicts an increase of 4.4% in 2021, but notes that we must keep in mind the many unknowns facing employer plan sponsors next year, such as COVID-related costs (potentially including vaccines) and delayed or cancelled care. It’s time to control what […]

For the Record with Will Pinkston, President and COO, ESi

Will Pinkston is President and Chief Operating Officer of Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi), a multi-disciplinary engineering and regulatory consulting firm. In his current role, Will is responsible for driving execution of ESi’s strategic plan, overseeing the operation of ESi’s 17 offices across the U.S., and leading the firm’s corporate functions. Since joining ESi in 2011, […]

Understanding Brand Positioning and Market Segmentation

Whether you’re creating a social media post, PPC ad, or a company e-newsletter, there are three important identifiers you’ll need to determine before launching a new marketing campaign: Your Brand Positioning Your Target Audience(s) Your End Goal As a digital marketing agency in Minneapolis, we’ve worked with a wide range of companies that manufacture and […]

Why Components Fail?

By Ronald J. Parrington, P.E., FASMrjparrington@engsys.comESi (Engineering Systems, Inc.) Sometimes after a component failure, a client exclaims, “We fixed that problem last year, and now it’s back again.” However, to really “fix” a problem requires: (1) identifying the failure mechanism and the cause of failure, and (2) implementing specific preventive actions. There are many ways […]

Are Your Reprocessing Instructions Adequate?

For reusable medical devices, it is critical to have adequate, validated reprocessing Instructions for Use (IFU). Medical devices can harbor microorganisms that can spread to patients by the caregiver, by the patient touching a contaminated surface, or by the actual medical device during a procedure. Over the last ten years, there has been increased scrutiny […]

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 […]

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