Is it possible to leverage technology and AI to improve Compliance and Certification in Healthcare, specifically in the software and device space?

We’ve talked on this show before about the confluence between consumer technology & medical devices/software. With this comes an increasing emphasis on regulatory compliance, FDA certification, and the like. For example, with Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM), providers must use an approved Software as a Medical Device to deliver that service to patients. And, for many of the clients I work with in the healthcare technology & innovation space, the discussion around FDA approval and certification plays a key role in the go to market strategy. And, historically, it required a lot in the way of man hours and financial resources to put together the required literature reviews, clinical evidence, and clinical evaluation reports (CER) for submission to the regulatory body. However, technology could potentially play a roll in streamlining and improving the efficiency required in compliance and certification in healthcare.

So, this week, I sit down with Ethan Drower from CiteMedical to talk about how artificial intelligence (AI) and software can cut down the required time, energy and resources needed to remain compliant and gain approval or certification from necessary regulatory bodies in healthcare.


What we cover in this Episode:

  • Requirements that software companies, startup and devices need to become approved or certified as medical solutions
  • The importance of gathering the necessary clinical evidence to support marketing claims in healthcare
  • How much this process costs and requires from the companies seeking compliance and certification in healthcare
  • How artificial intelligence can help streamline the regulatory process
  • The pros and cons of launching in the consumer market first and then branching into medical vs diving right into the medical market
  • Achieving Better Outcomes by leveraging technology to streamline processes and reduce costs


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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions and the host of The Better Outcomes Show and the author of Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare. His career trajectory includes 12+ years of experience in healthcare management, clinical operations, programmatic development, marketing & business development. He even spent some time as an Assistant Professor in a Graduate Program of Occupational Therapy and has served on numerous boards and regulatory committees. He has worked on projects ranging from patient engagement initiatives to marketing communication campaigns to a multi million dollar project assisting the State of Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities transition individuals out of state institutions to community residences. His work on Telehealth has been discussed in Forbes.

Today, Rafi helps innovative healthcare companies like technology startups, platforms, SaaS companies & innovative healthcare organizations develop effective positioning strategy and business development plans through his consulting work. He also leverages his experience as a professor and academic to speak and train on the topics around humanizing the healthcare experience & healthcare innovation. In addition, Rafi also owns and operates ProActive Rehabilitation & Wellness, a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic treating patients with musculoskeletal pain.

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Medical Professionals RafiIf you are an innovative healthcare company looking to humanize healthcare through direct service delivery, technology, a device, or software, then reach out. We'd love to talk with you about how Rehab U Practice Solutions can help.

What we can help you do:

✅ Clarify your product, service, or organization's positioning strategy...

✅ Identify what is most valuable and least valuable to your targeted healthcare stakeholder...

✅ Develop a Market Penetration Roadmap to align your company's value proposition with your targeted healthcare stakeholder to develop a bottom up marketing strategy...

We help you not only craft your healthcare positioning strategy, we help you identify your highest value offer for your target audience, align that value with your market, and help you develop a business development system that leverages insights from market data & industry-specific resources to enable your business development team to effectively drive business for your organization.

I also speak and train at healthcare conferences, events, and organizations on topics related to technology-enabled care, healthcare innovation, healthcare positioning, and humanizing the healthcare experience. 


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