But when it comes to patient engagement, the sector is lagging behind.
This report explores the importance of patient engagement in the development of medical devices and digital health technologies. Drawing on experiences of companies and researchers within the MedTech sector, the report outlines some of the challenges facing the industry when it comes to patient engagement, as well as opportunities to enhance innovation.
Without the involvement of patients, companies run the risk of developing devices that are not useful, practical, or relevant for the intended users.
Patient engagement is therefore a logical investment for MedTech companies.
Greater potential for patients’ needs to be met by healthcare providers and for products to be more relevant to them, which in turn improves outcomes
Better understanding of patient needs, which leads to improved product design, and better adoption of the product in the real world
Lack of clear direction in policies and regulations
Perceptions of risk
Bias and underrepresentation at a workforce level
Buy-in, willingness to invest, and capacity
Read the report to gain insights from gaitQ, National Kidney Foundation, and King’s College London on how they overcame challenges and successfully implemented patient engagement into their projects.
Download the report to find out the challenges they faced, how they overcame them, and the advice they have for others who are trying to navigate this