Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
The pathway to successful medical innovation includes a labyrinth of business hurdles including regulatory approval, reimbursement strategy, intellectual property, and marketing challenges . Early consideration of these factors informs critical decisions in the biomedical engineering (BME) design process that minimize product and business risks. Information literacy training provides students with strategies for discovering the wide range of resources for biomedical engineering design. This expanded knowledge base can be leveraged to generate more fully realized solutions that may improve commercialization success and decrease time to market, ensuring the medical innovations more quickly reach patients and healthcare providers.
This poster and extended abstract present the preliminary results of a second cohort of BME students who are matriculating through an expanded information literacy program. This updated information literacy curriculum, implemented in two phases over two academic years, exposes students to the complex environment surrounding innovative design in healthcare broadly, and medical device design in particular . This additional component of the design project requires BME students to consult and cite a diverse array of information sources within their project documentation, including patents, business intelligence, legal proceedings, FDA regulatory information, as well as insurance reimbursement and medical bill coding.
Carroll, A. J., & DiMeo, A. J., & McCall, J., & Ozturk, H. O., & Umstead, K. A., & Hallman, S. (2018, June), Board 9 : Work in Progress: Healthcare Economics and Information Literacy - Resources for Success in Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Education Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30131
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