A new MD+DI ebook sponsored by Sil-Pro outlines strategies for meeting the challenges presented by healthcare reform.
The Affordable Care Act has decreased the number of Americans who don’t have health insurance, but President Obama’s sweeping healthcare reform law has also brought new cost pressures for medical device manufacturers.
In addition to the 2.3% tax on medical device sales, device makers must also contend with hospitals and other providers that are tightening their purse strings. As a result, OEMs are being pushed to innovate more efficiently.
But how do you do that?
A new MD+DI ebook sponsored by Sil-Pro breaks it down. Titled Streamline Innovation: How to Afford the Affordable Care Act, the ebook lays out 10 strategies for reducing the cost of innovation in areas ranging from design to manufacturing.
The 50-page ebook offers advice on everything from avoiding outsourcing pitfalls to best practices for molding. Among the concepts it covers are the following:
- Lean manufacturing
- Tolerance stackups in medical device assemblies
- User-centered design
If you’re looking for ways to meet the challenges presented by the ACA, be sure to check it out.
|See Sil-Pro and other contract manufacturers serving the medtech market at the MD&M East exposition in New York City June 9–11, 2015.|