06 Jun Bernard Ross on MedTech solutions in the press
Our CEO, Bernard Ross, regularly features in medical publications discussing topical issues in the world of MedTech. Here are some of the media Bernard has featured in so far this year.
ERAS: the new frontier for positive post-surgical outcomes
In an article for Healthcare Digital Bernard discusses the incredible pace of medical innovation. The first human heart transplants took place only 50 years ago, yet the procedure now saves the lives of at least 5,000 people per year.
As medicine reaches the frontiers of what is possible with surgery, and clinical gains become more marginal, medical practitioners are looking to recovery as the new frontier to help improve post-surgical outcomes. Read the story on Healthcare Digital.
The burden on venous leg ulcers and limited health literacy
In Middle East Health, Bernard discusses the relationship between health literacy (HL) – the ability to understand and act on healthcare advice – and venous leg ulcer healing. Issues with health literacy are most common in adults above the age of 65. At this age, adults are also at a greater risk of developing chronic wounds, such as venous leg ulcers (VLU).
Specific clinical recommendations for treating VLUs can be difficult for some patients to understand and act on. The article explores how medical technology can help solve issues with health literacy and wound healing, as well as recovery in the home setting for patients able to self-manage their wounds independently.
Minimising the financial burden of organ transplantations with MedTech
Organ transplants are among the most expensive medical procedures costing global healthcare systems more than $8 billion each year. In 2020, the average kidney transplant in the US cost US$442,500. Around half of these costs come from hospital transplant admission – such as the cost of a hospital bed, critical nursing care, as well as medication during the stay.
Bernard outlines how MedTech solutions can help transform post-surgical recovery for cost effective, better patient outcomes: Published in: MD+DI.
Harnessing innovation to tackle the burden faced by the healthcare system
The global population is growing older and living longer. The proportion of people retired, compared to those in work, has increased significantly. Partly due to these demographic issues, the NHS is facing one of the biggest crises in its history – tackling a Covid-19 induced waiting list of more than six million people waiting for elective surgery. Outlined in Health Europa, Bernard shares how MedTech is uniquely placed to help healthcare systems enhance recovery after surgery (ERAS).