Abbott Launches New App To Keep Heart Failure Patients Out Of The Hospital
The Merlin 10.0 update to Abbott’s its Merlin patient care network, which works with the CardioMEMS HF sensor system, allows physicians to communicate directly with patients.
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For health-care providers and medtech manufacturers alike, the decade ahead will require a coming to terms with digital technologies and integrating new methods of payment. Quality of service delivery remains the market-entry criterion, but companies will have to adapt to evolving health-care models. The stakes are high. Will manufacturers be able to capitalize on the changes in a market that is more competitive and unpredictable than ever?
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