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FDA, manufacturers, hospitals and patient advocacy groups are working to get patients more involved in owning their own health care information.
Applying real world evidence can shed light on how well medical devices work in day-to-day clinical practice.
In an ideal world with information technology interconnectivity, device interoperability and universally implemented service and supply data standards, a patient’s journey through the healthcare facility from admission to discharge, check-ups and payment would be as fluid and flexible as possible with the secure electronic transmission data.
Tom Hughes, Executive Director, SMI, reflects on the healthcare supply chain industry’s progress and muses about where the industry may be heading.
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