Living Innovation Blog
A blog about important topics for medical device and healthcare innovators.
View from the China Medical Equipment (CMEF) Show in Shenzhen
Nine halls and a parking lot full of devices that look a lot like yours…
It is tough to walk the CMEF show and not feel daunted and overwhelmed by the challenges & opportunities Asia presents. As part of the US trade group, Ximedica traveled west to China to participate in this year’s show with a goal to understand how we could continue to support our clients, the SFDA (Chinese version of FDA), build research capabilities on the Pacific Rim and assess the opportunity to develop Asia-specific medical products for those markets. While we have maintained a small office in Hong Kong for over 20 years it has largely supported US-based programs.
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Posted on Apr 25, 2012
Know Thy Stakeholder: How Vested Interests Drive Medical Product Development
Before starting any innovation project one of the most important tasks is to understand who the stakeholders are. Understanding the needs, both met and unmet, of the people who will purchase, use, and advocate for your product or service is a critical first step in any development project.
On a typical Healthcare Delivery Systems project we can expect to conduct stakeholder interviews to as many as 50 different people with varying needs and points of view.
There are two types of stakeholders, internal and external.
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Posted on Apr 09, 2012