The proliferation of data and increasingly complex networks of information systems in today’s manufacturing environments pose plenty of challenges
for medical device manufacturers. Making things more difficult for many are
the challenges that lie in retrieving relevant and insightful data not only from disconnected software systems, but also from paper documents that pass hands on the factory floor.

Emerging technology is enabling manufacturers to collect and process the information they need to achieve better operational and quality results.
The constantly evolving nature of digital technology means medical device manufacturers should keep close watch of changes in automation and become agile to respond flexibly to these developments.

This white paper examines technology-heavy manufacturing trends that the medical device industry can expect in the coming year, particularly as they relate to device history records (DHRs), or production records. This paper also offers tips on how medical technology manufacturers can respond to the trends as a means of improving production processes and product quality.