The digital transformation of the Medical Device industry: Road Map to adopt a Model centric approach.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Like other industries, we are embarking on a multi-year digital transformation journey, as part of the transition to a Digital Enterprise the processes and tools need to evolve and use three-dimensional models as the central knowledge artifact for product data and product definition.
We started our journey with our 3D Trusted Initiative last year, where processes, tools and business rules are redefined to enable trusted CAD data across the enterprise which is a pre-requisite to enable model-based definition.
In this presentation, we will share our challenges, solutions, and expectations as we approach our second year of Digital Transformation. We will describe some of the tools to enrich and interrogate digital product models as well as the applications and effects on design reusability and maintainability.