Published on : January 13, 2011

Hospital Development and Professional Health Performance

Hospital Development and Professional Health Performance

A Brief History

The industry of medical equipment was founded with the goal of developing efficient products to human health, but with the increasing expansion of this market, it is observed that the prospect is also changing, and currently there is also concern about environmental responsibility. According to the Prospective Study Medical Equipment, Hospital and Dental (ABDI, 2009), this segment is one of the most promising areas for the next 15 years.

The Development in Brazil

The World Health Organization released its first survey on the medical technology industry notes that Brazil is the world's second largest producer of medical technology among emerging markets, second only to China. (SINDHOSP, 2009)
According to the Brazilian Association of Importers of Equipment, Products and Supplies Medical and Hospital (Abimed), from January to May 2010, the sector's industrial production of materials and equipment used in medical diagnosis and grew 11 percent over the same period in 2009. (Portal Fator Brasil, 09/2010)
The study also shows positive data in the creation of new jobs. In the first half of 2010, the industrial and commercial activities in the sector of materials and equipment used in medical diagnosis and were generated 4560 new jobs over the stock in December 2009, according to data from the Ministry of Labour. There were 659 new jobs occupied in June. (Portal Fator Brazil, 09/2010)

In the last decade, the number of companies operating in the chain rose 42 percent to 463 companies, of which over 90 percent operate with 100 percent national capital and generate 31,300 direct jobs and 72,000 indirect jobs. Medical Industry reported revenue of $4 billion in 2008, a growth of almost 5 percent over 2007. Exports accounted for 7 percent of revenues. (SINDHOSP, 2009)

Performance of Professional Health

The development of the physician-hospital directly modify the organization, functioning, and procedures of hospitals and other institutions. Health suffers direct impact of technological advances in various segments.

Today, a hospital must have on its staff several professionals, such as electronic engineer, and electronics technician, as well as in the medical device industry, where we see the need for these professionals. This exchange of experience allow developing products more secure and responsive to real needs of the patient or user.

As resources can mention the research and development (R&D) became crucial in a market of global competition as well as knowledge of health professionals. Note that this is a branch on the rise for these professionals, as with the integration of development professionals and the public health benefits with a better quality end product targeted to your needs. The industry needs to continue working together with customers to understand what the market needs.

According to the study by the Regional Council of Medicine of São Paulo in 2007, revealing several features that involve the doctors in the state of Sao Paulo, note that the workplace as companies, which operate 14 percent of professionals, concentrated physicians higher salaries and are more frequent among men (16 percent versus 9 percent of women).

To apply their knowledge in the medical device industry, the health professional develops skills similar to those it already uses in the healthcare environment (i.e. in the direct care to patients, such as integration with a multidisciplinary team, and others, such as monitoring the development of products, research through clinical trials and the customer relationship, where we highlight the efficiency of service and technical assistance).

Conclusion

The market for medical equipment is heated and health professionals have a big challenge ahead, apply their knowledge in developing new technologies, and thus meet the needs of patients who use it.

About the Author:

Tatiana is a Product Specialist at Magnamed Tecnologia Médica in São Paulo, Brazil. She develops in comercial area as direct relationship with physicians, customers, sales teams, marketing and support areas. She graduated in Physiotherapist from UNISA, post graduation at Respiratory Therapy from InCor and Exercise Physiology at São Paulo Federal University. Tatiana´s experience included six years as respiratory therapy in ICU at Albert Einstein Hospital and Oswaldo Cruz Hospital. View Tatiana’s profile on Linkedin at  http://br.linkedin.com/in/tatiananegrini or contact Tatiana at  tatijaconelli@terra.com.br.

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