By Shy Shyman
A camera, pager, and a mobile phone.
These devices each had singular objectives when they were first invented: to capture real-life images; to send text messages; and to wirelessly make phone calls. As modern technology progresses, it continuously increases its threshold, making way for multiple single-application devices to be combined on a single platform. This is exemplified today as Apple, Samsung, LG and others have used the most advanced technologies to create one all-purpose device – the smartphone.
This concept has also taken hold in the medical industry, with consolidation of technologies into advanced, high-performance medical equipment. One such example of this is the infusion pump. Through device consolidation, one single infusion pump can be used more extensively across the spectrum of care, providing broader capabilities at a lower cost.[Read more…] about Consolidation and the Need for Broader Use of Medical Devices Across the Continuum of Care