Echocardiographic monitoring device, air filtering system, and a patch for repairing hernias covered in new Medtech Innovation Briefings
The Polysoft hernia patch from Davol is covered by one of three new Medtech Innovation Briefings from NICE
A ground-breaking echocardiographic monitoring device, an air filtering system for asthmatics, and a patch for repairing hernias are the subjects of new Medtech Innovation Briefings published this week by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The three briefings are a new product from NICE to support NHS and social care commissioners and staff who are considering using new medical devices and other clinical technologies.
The Airsonett temperature-controlled laminar airflow device
The information provided includes a description of the medical technology, how itís used, and its potential role in the treatment pathway.
The NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings also include the likely costs of using the technologies and a review of relevant published evidence, but they are not guidance and do not make any recommendations on the value of using the technologies.
Whether or not to use the products described is entirely the choice of local staff, but the briefings will help avoid the need for organisations to produce similar information, so saving staff time, effort and resources.
The briefings cover:
Previous Medtech Innovation Briefings published covered a range of novel technologies including a device for visualising veins, a test to diagnose kidney damage, and a device to cool the brain in patients whoíve suffered a heart attack.
The documents are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of Innovation Health and Wealth. Itís hoped this impartial information about innovative devices and diagnostics will help NHS and social care professionals and buyers and commissioners of services with local decision-making.