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Novel Medical Technology Adoption for Clinicians, Purchasing Decision Makers and Non Executive Directors

Start date
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Two days

With well over 200,000 medical devices on the market and in use across European healthcare systems, identifying and successfully implementing the most suitable and effective technologies can be a significant burden on trusts, staff and departments.  However, with clear procedures and justification for investing in medical devices as well ensuring access and effective use, a number benefits can be achieved including improved patient outcomes, staff and process efficiencies and financial.

This two-day course is designed to improve clinical and patient access to exceptional novel technologies. The course promotes good practice in assessment of need and current provision, as well as introducing the approach of the NICE Medical  Technologies Advisory Committee in reviewing devices. It also covers the use of current novel technologies in health care settings and the experience and benefits of adoption (financial, and clinical/management outcomes, efficiencies) vs the risk associated with remaining out of step with technology evolutions.

The course is delivered by experts based on their experiences from within the NICE Med Tech Adoption Program and from within the local NHS trusts and, importantly, how outcomes were measured and what was deemed a success - what worked well, how and in which context.

Who is this course for?

Purchasing Decision Makers and Trust Non Executive Directors, but of interest to all who wish to influence this process, including Clinicians, Managers, Practitioners, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Researchers for consulting firms.

Course overview

  • Early adoption of medical devices: understand of Risk vs Reward, making a successful business case
  • Making the Persuasive Argument for Adoption
  • How to measure and maintain assessment of efficacy following adoption of medical devices 
  • How to critically Appraise bid for investing in new medical devices 
  • The Importance and Power of Patient and Public Involvement
  • Future Technologies: What’s on the horizon and their benefits?

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the risks and rewards of adopting med technologies 
  • Understand how to navigate the fundamental requirements of bringing in a new technology in to a workplace setting
  • How to write a robust business case for medical technology adoption
  • Learn the core expectations around new technology assessment and management
  • How to effectively communicate business cases for investing in medical technology in a formal setting  
  • Understanding how to complete a thorough internal assessment
  • Group critique and review of cases presented of applications for investment in new technologies – failed and succeeded, why?
  • Understand the reasons for using patients and public in the review process
  • Open discussion of interesting new technologies on the horizon and their potential benefits to practice in the health care environment

Where will this course be held?

Medical School (B1 on campus map), University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT.

The University is easily accessible by train, the University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street.

 There are two hotels on campus, both within a 10 minute walk of the Medical School.

Edgbaston park Hotel (G23 on campus map)

Lucas House Hotel (G16 on campus map)

How to apply

Register your interest for updates. The courses have minimum required attendance levels and the University reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum required number of delegates has not been achieved for the course.

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