Smart Orthopedic Implants’ Moment to Shine

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Since March, years of Darwinian-style stepwise medical evolution have collapsed into four months of disruptive change in medical practice because of the needs created by the global coronavirus pandemic. Remote patient monitoring is benefiting from the shift, with two barriers being removed in one fell swoop: reimbursement and the re-education of physicians. Start-ups Canary Medical and Intelligent Implants are seeing brighter prospects for their smart orthopedic implants.

Companies operating in remote patient monitoring (RPM) have always faced two major challenges: one, reimbursement, or how otherwise to get paid for enabling superior medical care; and two, changing the practice of medicine, which evolves at a notoriously slow pace. 

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