INFORMATION FOR CLINICIAN INNOVATORS (i.e. “Lead-Users”)
Bringing your medical device idea from a napkin sketch to the clinic is no simple feat. The Healing Innovation website is intended to be a resource for physicians and other clinicians to learn about the many facets of medical device development. Our goal is for you to gain the recognition and financial compensation that you deserve for your ideas. And, to help improve healthcare by empowering Lead-users to actively participate in the medical device innovation process.
The tutorial pages on the website will provide guidance on the various aspects of a physician bringing their idea to the marketplace, including finding resources, patents, defining needs, relationships with medtech companies, using the internet as a tool, and determining the value and marketability of your idea. Below is an introductory tutorial presentation conducted at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
In addition to Healing Innovation’s tutorials, the website includes an insightful blog written by contributing experts in the field, as well as a forum to communicate with other physician inventors and “Ask the Experts” questions.
Healing Innovation is a resource for physician inventors that can only live up to its potential if you, the individual physician inventor, actively participate on the site. So, post a comment. Ask a question on the forum. Join the dialogue!