The Medical Device industry is rapidly adopting technologies that enable communication and connectivity of health products and systems to improve both speed and quality of care as well as patient safety. The users (i.e. hospitals and others) are demanding an approach that will support interoperability among multiple independently sourced medical devices. Industry will require standardization to support such interoperability. Government and regulators, on behalf of the patients and in compliance with their mission to protect public health, as well as users and manufacturers require that such interoperability is safe. This complementary webinar will introduce the eHealth sector and applications, outline the challenges and risks inherent in connecting heterogeneous equipment into medical device systems, and provide insights to how manufacturers can demonstrate compliance with the rapidly changing regulatory landscape for interoperable medical devices.
This webinar was presented by UL eHealth experts on October 30, 2013.