Many countries in the world are advanced in terms of medical technology. These countries and the people play a vital role in the medical sector’s future. Internet based medical technology is vital to keeping the entire world healthy at low costs, ensuring medical information is spread throughout every nation to those in need. However, some people are still unable to receive an internet connection. We look forward to the day when this will no longer be an issue, and continue to aspire to help those through being a dedicated online resource for the emergency medical field.
Take a look Australia’s internet based medical technology. The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community.
MTAA represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. The range of medical technology is diverse with products ranging from familiar items such as syringes and wound dressings, through to high-technology implanted devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, hip and other orthopaedic (orthopedic) implants. Products also include hospital and diagnostic imaging equipment such as ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging machines.
MTAA members distribute the majority of the non-pharmaceutical products used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability in Australia. Member companies also play a vital role in providing healthcare professionals with essential education and training to ensure safe and effective use of medical technology.
The United States remains the largest medical device market in the world, with a market size of around $110 billion, and it is expected to reach $133 billion by 2016. The U.S. market value represented about 38 percent of the global medical device market in 2012. U.S. exports of medical devices in key product categories identified by the Department of Commerce (DOC) exceeded $44 billion in 2012, a more than 7 percent increase from the previous year.
There are more than 6,500 medical device companies in the U.S., mostly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). More than 80 percent of medical device companies have fewer than 50 employees, and many (notably innovative start-up companies) have little or no sales revenue. Medical device companies are located throughout the country, but are mainly concentrated in regions known for other high-technology industries, such as microelectronics and biotechnology. The states with the highest number of medical device companies include California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota and Georgia. Other states with significant sector employment include Washington, Wisconsin, and Texas.
U.S. medical device companies are highly regarded globally for their innovations and high technology products. Investment in medical device research and development more than doubled during the 1990s, and research and development investment in the domestic sector remains more than twice the average for all U.S. manufacturers.
The United States also holds a competitive advantage in several industries that the medical device industry relies upon, including microelectronics, telecommunications, instrumentation, biotechnology, and software development. Collaborations have led to recent advances including neuro-stimulators, stent technologies, biomarkers, robotic assistance and implantable electronic devices. Since the industry is fueled by innovation and the ongoing quest for better ways of treating or diagnosing medical problems, the future growth of this sector remains positive.
Canada is slow to adopt the latest medical technologies, forcing Canadian patients to rely on old and often outdated medical equipment for treatment, says a new study from the Fraser Institute, an independent research organization.
“Lack of access to cutting-edge medical technology has significant consequences; the most obvious is that a patient’s survival or return to full health is compromised because of a later or less sophisticated diagnosis and more invasive treatment,” said Nadeem Esmail, Director of Health System Performance Studies at The Fraser Institute and co-author of Medical Technology in Canada.
“Equally disconcerting is that Canada’s total healthcare expenditures are among the highest in the developed world and yet the limited inventory of advanced medical equipment found in our healthcare system is often old and outdated.”
New medical technologies can provide faster and more efficient identification and treatment of disease. They can offer the patient safer, less invasive and more comfortable treatments and care, as well as offering new treatment options where none previously existed.
The peer-reviewed study, Medical Technology in Canada, evaluates the availability of medical technology in Canada compared to other nations within the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), measures the age and sophistication of medical technology in Canada, and measures the stock of available cutting-edge medical technology in Canada’s five largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Calgary. View an overview of the healthcare industry.
Our study here at EM-Blog focuses principally on technologies in the diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostic, surgical, and patient services areas in many different branches of the medical field, in all different parts of the world: such as orthopaedic surgeons in St. Thomas, dentists in Russia, oral surgeons in Europe, and even dietitians in Singapore.
Overall, even the modern Western world can still use advances in online medical technology. Join us in the progression towards helping all the world in need, as our future depends on the continued growth of the healthcare industry. The internet is a great place to start.