TRIMEDX Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Scott Trevino recently contributed a piece in Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine covering how a marketplace free of uncompetitive restrictions benefits patients while decreasing costs and improving cybersecurity.
The push for a medical device “Right to repair” law will not disappear — because it shouldn’t. A marketplace free of uncompetitive restrictions encourages healthcare organizations, service providers, and original equipment manufacturers to work openly and collaboratively for patient benefit while decreasing costs and improving cybersecurity.
The pandemic underscored how beneficial such a collaborative relationship can be. A New York health system, for instance, relied on independent service organizations to service medical equipment because, in many cases, the OEMs lacked enough personnel available to perform testing.
Although a legal measure that would have removed manufacturer-imposed barriers to fixing medical equipment during the pandemic failed to advance in Congress, the momentum behind the Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020 and similar efforts continues.