The Science Behind Healthcare Meaningful Innovation

Research, data, training — the foundation of innovation that improves lives

AI AND SMART DEVICES
Revolutionizing medicine and patient care

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MIT Technology Review Insights, in association with Medtronic, examines how smart medical technology is helping combat chronic conditions through:

  • Advances in AI, connectivity, and data analytics
  • Improved device development and performance
  • Machine learning and individualized patient care
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TELEHEALTH IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
Moving forward with the help of technology and collaboration

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Medtronic vice president of Global Clinical Research and Analytics, Dr. Laura Mauri, talks with MIT Technology Review Business Lab about the value of telehealth and the ongoing evolution of healthcare technology through:

• Advances in minimally invasive therapies
• Smart devices and remote patient monitoring
• Virtual clinician training and support

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ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SURGERY
Affording spine and general surgeons expanded capabilities1,2

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Robotic-assisted surgery has been identified as an emerging medical technology with the potential to:

  • Help standardize surgical procedures
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Reduce health system costs
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MEDICAL EDUCATION
Innovative products require innovative training

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In 2019, Medtronic invested $142 million in capacity building and training, reaching 83,000 people. This investment enabled us to take our training to the next level:

  • Through a global network of Medtronic Innovation Centers
  • With extended reality tools and other innovative technology
  • At preclinical research facilities
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MINIATURIZATION AND IMAGING
Revolutionary medical technologies

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Two complementary medical technologies enable smaller devices and optimized visualization, revolutionizing the practice of medicine by:

  • Providing doctors more ways to diagnose and treat disease
  • Giving patients access to lower cost, less invasive treatment options
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3 AREAS OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IMPROVING CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensor technology

DISCOVER THE POWER OF DATA IN CDM

The application of data science, whether built into a device, or leveraged in a managed care offering, may be today’s biggest opportunity for technology to advance chronic disease management (CDM). Sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning enable:

  • Devices that use sensing and AI technology to provide closed-loop therapies
  • Clinicians to create more coordinated care pathways for patients
  • Improvement at both an individual patient level and in terms of population health management
DISCOVER HOW DATA HELPS MANAGE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

SMALLER, SMARTER DEVICES
Healthier patients and lower costs

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In association with MIT Technology Review Insights, see how smart devices can personalize care, lower costs, and help manage chronic conditions.

  • Ways to monitor and adjust care in real time
  • Advances in miniaturization and sensor technology
  • How personalized care can cut costs and improve patient outcomes
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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE
Healthcare data sharing, analysis, and verification

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Blockchain’s decentralized, automated third-party system to transfer data freely and securely offers healthcare the ability to accelerate R&D and create more efficient care pathways.

  • Recently Medtronic innovators prototyped a blockchain to help patients share their EHRs with clinicians via a trusted, private third-party intermediary.
  • Researchers project that 55 percent of healthcare applications will have adopted blockchain for commercial deployment by 2025.3
DISCOVER BLOCKCHAIN’S POTENTIAL

BIOSENSORS — THE NEXT GENERATION
Using patients’ data to respond to their needs in real time

Biosensor Technology

Added functionality in biosensor technology opens up new  ways to use data to drive therapeutic changes, save money, and improve access to care:

  • Professional continuous glucose monitoring during a change of diabetes therapy (such as moving from one diabetes medication to another) among patients with Type 2 diabetes could save the healthcare system more than $3300 per person per year.4
  • Stakeholder partnerships enable mobile apps that integrate with Medtronic sensors to increase actionable information.
  • The Medtronic Labs Empower Health™ is a model of care that uses sensor technology to reach hypertension patients in underserved regions.5

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1

Hussain A, Malik A, Halim MU, Ali AM. The use of robotics in surgery: a review. Int J Clin Pract. 2014;68:1376-1382.

2

Albani JM. The role of robotics in surgery: a review. Mo Med. 2007;104:166-172.

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Projected share of healthcare blockchain adoption across healthcare applications worldwide in 2017, 2020, and 2025. Statista. October 2017. https://www.statista.com/statistics/759208/healthcare-blockchain-adoption-rate-in-health-apps-worldwide/

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Joseph A. Sierra, Mona Shah, Max S. Gill, Zachery Flores, Hiten Chawla, Francine R. Kaufman & Robert Vigersky (2017) Clinical and economic benefits of professional CGM among people with Type 2 diabetes in the United States: analysis of claims and lab data, Journal of Medical Economics, 21:3, 225-230, DOI: 10.1080/13696998.2017.1390474