In the post-ACA landscape, vendors of medical imaging systems must focus on lowering the total cost of ownership of their products.

Tim Bosch

New healthcare economics have begun altering the radiology industry in profound ways. Shifting reimbursement models and accountable care initiatives are forcing radiology equipment manufacturers—and radiologists themselves—to redefine their role in the patient care continuum.

Against this dynamic backdrop, one of the prevailing questions we heard at RSNA in November 2014 was, “How can we produce solutions that deliver greater value at a lower price point?”

Image quality alone can no longer be seen as the universal key to success. To succeed in the Affordable Care Act era, vendors must deliver solutions that provide...

May 28th, 2015
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An expert illustrates why test method validation is important in the real world.

José Ignacio Mora

Tom was ready to send the multi-cavity fixtures. I asked him to perform a Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R)—one more time—before they were to be sent to Europe where they would serve as online inspection fixtures for the new multi-cavity mold. It passed with flying colors!

A few weeks later, the bad news came from John in the United Kingdom. They repeated the same Gage R&R study, on the same fixtures, and they failed.

How could that be? Everything had been done to the letter. Design controls, studies, etc.

The easy answer was that “someone didn’t do the test right” or “the samples were not properly...

May 28th, 2015
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A developer of a novel, wearable biometric sensing platform teams up with a prominent university to bring the power of data analytics to the healthcare realm.



MC10's flexible electronics are incorporated in small, wearable sensors 

Arundhati Parmar

Last year, Wende Hutton, a venture capitalist from Canaan Partners, a West Coast firm, predicted that wearables would move from the "worried well" consumer market to ...

May 28th, 2015
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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers have the job of testing and measuring medical device parts and materials for imperfections. People working in this role in the medtech industry make slightly more than the national average for the same position across all industries. 

Annual Mean Wage for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers in Medtech: $38,940

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May 27th, 2015
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Medical Appliance Technicians

Medical appliance technicians customize and repair certain medical devices like prosthetic joints, limbs, braces, and other similar products. 

Annual Mean Wage for Medical Appliance Technicians in Medtech: $38,380

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May 27th, 2015
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Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks

If you thought filling out your own insurance claims forms and keeping track of bills was confusing enough, imagine doing it for a living. Insurance claims and policy processing clerks fill an important role by handling claims forms, insurance policies, and coverage updates. Unfortunately, insurance claims and policy processing clerks in the medtech industry make slightly less than the national average for the same position across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks in Medtech: $37,850

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May 27th, 2015
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Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Electromechanical equipment assemblers put together machines and equipment. Those working in medtech earn slightly more than the national average for the same job across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers in Medtech: $34,570

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May 27th, 2015
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Hand Grinding & Polishing Workers

These employees smooth, grind, and polish medical equipment, devices, and parts using hand tools. Hand grinding and polishing workers in the medtech industry make about 11% more than the national average for the same job across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Hand Grinding & Polishing Workers in Medtech: $33,260

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May 27th, 2015
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Etchers & Engravers

These employees engrave and etch medical devices and product parts. Etchers and engravers working in the medtech industry make about 5% less than the national average for the same job across all industries. 

Annual Mean Wage for Etchers & Engravers in Medtech: $29,560

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May 27th, 2015
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Customer Service Representatives

Customer service reps are the company's public face, answering customer questions and dealing with problems. Though medtech customer service reps still make significantly less than the average salary for all medtech jobs, they do earn about 16% more than the national average for the same position across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Customer Service Representatives in Medtech: $39,350

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May 27th, 2015
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