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Impacts of COVID-19 on Healthcare and Medical Device Industry –

Lessons Learned, New Normal, and Future Prospects

This free online forum addresses all aspects of medical devices from manufacturers to users, and the engineering/technology aspects of the healthcare industry, as the world gradually emerges from lockdown due to COVID-19. We welcome inputs from healthcare professionals (administrators/executives, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and frontline healthcare workers), healthcare engineering professionals (administrators/executives, engineers, and researchers) and entrepreneurs, to address issues such as:


  • How the healthcare and medical device industry may be changed temporarily or permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • How the pandemic becomes an impetus to accelerate healthcare transformation (e.g., telehealth).

  • Which technologies will receive increased attention (e.g., 3D printing, diagnosis/testing devices, information technology, digital therapy).

  • How the pandemic accelerates technology innovation (e.g., virtual medical device development).

  • How corporate strategies will be modified in the new reality caused by the pandemic.

  • New challenges medical device startups are facing due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

  • New strategies for healthcare entrepreneurship.

  • Reshaping supply chain to reduce vulnerability due to dependency on foreign suppliers.

  • How the healthcare industry and government can better cooperate in fighting the pandemic.


Contributors are invited to participate in this free event by sending comments of any length (from one line to several pages) to Prof. Ming Chyu ( before June 30, 2020. Compiled and organized comments will be posted on the HEALS website.

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