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As consumer tech speeds up innovation in health, can traditional med tech keep up? | GigaOM Health Tech News

As consumer tech speeds up innovation in health, can traditional med tech keep up? | GigaOM Health Tech News | News | Scoop.it

Consumer tech and telecom names like Verizon, AT&T and Sony may be relative newcomers to healthcare, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to give industry stalwarts a run for their money.

 

According to a Monday report from PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) the medical technology field is in the midst of big change. Medtech is transitioning from a growth industry to a more mature, stable one.  But it’s also being shaped by a changing healthcare economy that’s more consumer-centric and emphasizes comprehensive approaches to treating diseases and providing care, the report said.

 

And, increasingly, companies accustomed to spending heavily on years of research are facing new competition from consumer tech startups and mobile app makers that are steeped in a culture of ‘faster, better, cheaper.’

 

“The new entrants from other industries have a much more aggressive view of what innovation is than traditional medtech companies,” said Chris Wasden, managing director of PwC’s healthcare strategy and innovation practice. “That will put these traditional medtech companies in a very uncomfortable mode… they’re not using to operating at the step-change mode of innovation.”

 

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Penn State launches free Microsoft IT Academy for eLearning, certification | Penn State University

Penn State launches free Microsoft IT Academy for eLearning, certification | Penn State University | News | Scoop.it
Penn State's new online training service enables faculty and staff across the University to test for Microsoft Certification and sign up for free eLearning courses.

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