Medical technology develops and manufactures products, devices and procedures for the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of diseases. In contrast to pharmaceutical preparations, medical products primarily have a physical effect on people. The portfolio is extremely broad and ranges from implants to highly complex diagnostic devices, such as X-ray equipment. However, dressing materials and products for the administration of medicines, such as infusions, also fall into this category. From an IT perspective, the main differences compared to the pharmaceutical industry lie in the production processes, quality management, regulation and service processes.
The enormous price pressure on the industry’s products and services – with rising raw material prices and increasing regulatory requirements – necessitate correspondingly cost-intensive quality assurance measures and documentation obligations. This poses great challenges for medical technology companies and means additional need for action with corresponding costs for many companies.
Suitable measures to optimise processes in terms of efficiency and costs, as well as quality and compliance management strategies, are required in order to prepare for future challenges now.
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