Changing regulatory requirements, combined with increasing content volumes and channels, and antiquated processes have sharply increased costs and risks for medical device manufacturers. Estimates put the industry’s total “cost of content” at over $3 Billion world-wide—not including the costs of compliance risk.
Now, solutions built on structured content and process automation technologies are delivering a 30-40% cost and turnaround reduction (and 50% reduction in risk) for manufacturers such as GE Healthcare and Stryker.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a discussion with Marc Miller of TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions, about where content costs and risks may be hiding in your medical device content production process. Marc will discuss the technologies that can help you manage the challenges, and he will talk briefly about the strategies you’ll need to employ in order to take advantage of the next wave of content technology innovation.
Trusted identity and authentication of connected devices are critical to secure the IoT and prevent compromised enterprise networks. But now, even lightweight devices, such as operational sensors and other nodes, can be protected with scalable credential provisioning and management.
Learn more from IoT security experts as they discuss the challenges most organizations face and what you can do to protect your company’s valuable IoT investments. You can also view a demo on a joint solution for credential provisioning and management.
On October 26, 2012, Microsoft released the Surface RT with the belief that people could use a tablet to “click in and do more.” Since then, Microsoft has added seven more products to the Surface family.
Surface devices challenge the traditional ways we think about cloud computing, conferencing, and creating. Go behind the scenes with Surface engineering to explore the creative process and how connected, mobile devices are furthering digital transformation, productivity, collaboration, and the way teams are doing business today.
Join this webcast to:
- Learn about early prototypes of Surface devices
- Explore the innovative technologies behind the device family
- Hear about the decision-making process behind these products
This webcast is part of our Windows 10 for your business webcast series. Sign up for this session, or the entire series today! https://info.microsoft.com/en-us-wbnr-Windows10foryourbusiness1-register.html
Each year, the Enterprise Device Alliance surveys hundreds of IT professionals for their perspectives on managing mobile devices.
The speakers will respond to your questions and comments.
In the highly regulated industry like healthcare, maintaining compliance and security is not just a best practice -- it's the law. But with the emergence of mobile devices and BYOD policies proving to provide benefits that can't be ignored, how do you balance the need for security with the need for efficiency?
Join this panel of three -- a Health IT practitioner, a well-known writer and an ISV representative -- as they discuss the real world concerns regarding mobile devices and BYOD in healthcare: Compliance, security, collaboration and more. Learn how this is impacting the priorities and approaches for professionals in healthcare as they deal with the influx of devices into their environments and how you can leverage your current IT infrastructure to support new applications and devices.
About the Presenters:
- Ryan Faas, Journalist & Consultant, Citeworld-
Ben Hanes, System Administrator, Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute
- T. Reid Lewis, President, Enterprise Device Alliance & Co-founder of GroupLogic (now Acronis Mobility Solutions)
For the most part, human beings don't like change. It’s scary. It's stressful. And it can be difficult. Adapting to a new way of producing medical device content is no different. To succeed, we must educate stakeholders about the need for intelligent content and explain the benefits. And, we must help everyone involved in the content production lifecycle understand the changes required, the problems they solve, and the benefits they will provide both the company and its content creators and managers.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Ann Rockley, content strategy expert and president of The Rockley Group, for this free, one-hour webinar. You'll learn how leading medical device manufacturers tackle big changes to content production methods and you'll discover change-management best practices you can put in place in your organization.
FDA's newly passed UDI rule has had a major impact on the medical device industry. Our experts will present on best practices for compliance with the UDI rule, including an easy-to-understand interpretation of the required compliance timelines for each class of device, a review of the individual components that make up the UDI, as well as guidance on the available labeling standards (GS1, HIBCC, ISBT 128). . Ideal participants include medical device quality and compliance executives, I.T. decision makers, and anyone else for whom the Unique Device Identification rule is a concern. The event is being presented by QDevice, the medical device division of QPharma, a leading regulatory compliance consulting firm.Read more >
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, and it's bigger and better than ever.
There are far more devices connected to the internet than there are people in the world and that number is projected to grow dramatically in the coming years. Whether you're an individual hobbyist or an enterprise developer, there's a great chance you'll find need for a cloud-based service to listen to the devices in your IoT solution, facilitate communication, and even communicate back to the devices telling them how to behave.
That's why there's Azure IoT. Azure IoT includes the dedicated IoT Hub service, IoT solution templates called IoT Suite, as well as many other general services for processing IoT data and turning them into real business insight. With a little time and learning, you’ll have a service designed to handle massive amounts of communication with devices, but also able to scale down to startup and even hobbyist scenarios.
Join this webcast to learn how to:
- Conceptualize why you might need a cloud-based hub solution
- Easily set up an IoT Hub in Azure
- Create simulated devices and communicate to your hub
In our final class, we will look at the “Things” of the IoT – our nodes and devices – and how we can effectively commission, monitor, and detect problems in them throughout their lifecycle. We will look at methods for adding device management capabilities in our devices from the design stage as well as ways to add these capabilities in the legacy devices we looked at in the previous class. One topic we will look at is effective commissioning and decommissioning of devices in the network – how can we add or remove a node from the network without adversely impacting the rest of the network? Another area we will look at is security assurance and testing: how can we be sure of the device security – and how can we test it? And lastly we will look at maintenance. What methods can we use for testing devices or paths within the network and how can we effectively and safely perform system updates? To conclude our class, we will review our checklist and see what other issues we may need to be aware of in our IoT design. Day 3 sponsored by Wind RiverRead more >
Traditional medical device content creation processes are riddled with unnecessary and error-prone manual tasks. Content is touched by humans multiple times during its lifecycle. It gets created, reviewed, re-reviewed, readied for publication, and translated. Each of these tasks involve multiple physical handoffs and introduces potential copy-and-paste errors as content is transferred from one software tool to another.
Typically, medical device content follows rigorous standard operating procedures that define the intent of the content being created, its intended audience, and suggested scope. Surprisingly, there's little or no guidance provided on how best to write and structured the content. This lack of guidance, and of repeatable content production processes, introduces unnecessary expense, time-to-market delays, and costly errors.
But, we can reduce the drawbacks associated with the manual approach to content production. To do so, we have to move away from handcrafting content and toward a repeatable manufacturing model. A model that allows us to quickly and easily build medical device content in the same manner as we produce medical devices. We call this intelligent content.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for this free, one-hour webinar with Ann Rockley, content strategy expert and president of The Rockley Group. This webinar is designed to teach you how you can address the challenges of medical device content with an intelligent content strategy. You'll learn how adopting intelligent content can help you increase regulatory compliance and significantly reduce cost and potential for error.
Experience how to work across multiple mobile devices: start work on one device, continue on another and finish on a third.
In this video you will learn:
-How to share data across multiple devices
-How to be productive using Office 365
-How to access data through the Microsoft cloud
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Together, Windows 10 and Intel deliver the productivity, security and manageability you need to advance your business.
Intel and Microsoft have been collaborating for more than 30 years, creating technology that has changed the way we do business.
With Windows 10, we’ve taken this partnership to a whole new level, with new hardware lighting up key Windows features that help you stay ahead of security threats, while making it easy for you to manage devices across your business.
The new devices on Windows 10 and the new Intel 6th generation processor (Skylake) deliver:
•Better Productivity: Do more and be more productive with improved multi-tasking, less waiting, familiar interface and app compatibility
•Better Security: Helps protect identity, data and devices against modern security threats
•Better Manageability: Stay current with less effort, manage devices more effectively, remotely provision and deploy applications
Watch this webcast to:
•Discover Windows 10 productivity, security and manageability features that new hardware lights up
•Learn more about the Intel 6th generation processor (Skylake) and how it helps give time and money back to your company
•Get additional resources to evaluate when it might be time for new devices and what devices are right for you
Content is critical to regulatory approval. And, it plays a significant role between physicians and their patients, helping to teach patients how to manage medical conditions with greater independence and comply with treatment regimens. Keeping up with rapidly-changing guidelines and recommendations for patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers is difficult. Increasingly demanding requirements are putting pressure on the medical device industry. New approaches to creating, managing, translating and delivering content are needed to tackle these challenges.
Today, medical device content is created and managed using outdated, time-consuming, and inefficient methods that require human intervention. To achieve compliance with regulations and to speed-time-to-market, medical device companies must find rigorous, repeatable, scalable, and cost effective ways to produce content.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a free one-hour webinar with special guest Ann Rockley, content strategy expert and president of The Rockley Group. You'll discover how forward-thinking medical device companies overcome the most common content stumbling blocks. And you’ll learn why changing content production methods is necessary, how to get started, and what to expect along the way.
Digital transformation is more accessible now than ever before.
The principle of more personal computing is that you can use your device in the way that’s most natural for you and the best suited to what you’re doing. You can even switch from one interaction type to another for maximum comfort and productivity.
Recent advances in devices, together with Windows 10, can make digital transformation for your business more accessible now than ever before.
Join this webcast to learn how to:
- Interact with your device however you want, whether you want to write on a webpage, swipe through your photos, or snap apps into place
- Capture ideas quickly, as they occur to you
- Choose from more interaction options than ever
- Go hands-free by using voice-activated commands with Cortana and a pen to mark up and share web pages with the Microsoft Edge browser
Most embedded devices today never see a software update once shipped from the factory. Even if a software update is available, it's still very cumbersome to apply. More often than not, the update process is riddled with artifacts relying entirely on the end consumer. Given the complexities of keeping/maintaining the device, it's no surprise that adding to it capabilities with new software is challenging.
In this session, we are going to introduce novel ways to manage a device life cycle. This new paradigm of software design enables transactional updates, application isolation and security as fundamental building blocks.