2018-04-10 15:57:34 UTC

3 considerations for your practice's next technology investment

April 11, 2018

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF, provides guidance to help you in assessing a potential new technology for your practice.

Clinicians are the main drivers of the adoption of novel medical technology. But after walking an exhibit hall floor, it may be overwhelming to decide which new technology to consider for your practice.

To help in your evaluations, V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF, chair of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, shares three main considerations. The new technology should allow you to:

1. Do something new (i.e., a less invasive method).
2. Achieve better outcomes (a safety advantage).
3. Save money.

Ideally a new technology will check all three of these boxes, but Dr. Muthusamy advises that a safety advantage should make you at least consider a high price tag.

For Dr. Muthusamy’s full comments, watch the video below. For more on this topic, read the GI & Hepatology News article covering the 2018 AGA Tech Summit presentation “Physician Perspective on Barriers to Incorporating New Technology.”

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