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Disrupting Healthcare

Around the world, healthcare systems are going through unprecedented changes driven by vital initiatives aimed at containing unsustainable rises in healthcare costs and extending access to care. Every player in the healthcare value chain needs to re-evaluate how more effective care can be delivered to more patients at lower cost. 

Today’s buzz around eHealth is centered on the clinical environment. Smartphones and tablets have already taken root in clinical practices. In time, it is anticipated that with appropriate evidence, the tablet or smartphone could become the primary display.

To start planning for and responding to the eventuality that consumer platforms and server infrastructure will become a critical part of the medical device ecosystem, medical device companies can work closely with Jabil's design, manufacturing and supply chain teams to develop future generations of new devices and define new services.

Collaborating with Jabil can accelerate time to market for medical device companies and ensure their monitoring technology is functional with popular phones and tablets, while managing the inherent risks in using short life-cycle consumer platforms with longer life-cycle medical devices.

 

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Jabil's experience and existing relationships with consumer electronics makers can help medical device companies:

  • Analyze options for using an existing consumer platform (smartphone/tablet) or developing a semi-custom device
  • Perform risk analysis as part of the risk management process
  • Identify and evaluate known and foreseeable hazards in the hardware
  • Conduct analysis and estimation of the probability of occurrence of the hazards and severity of harm to the user
  • Recommend risk control procedures
  • Integrate antennas into three dimensional plastic parts by laser selective plating
  • Utilize ceramic printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) to achieve both thinness and rigidity
  • Achieve highly accurate positional tolerances

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