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Medical device sales: Why GPOs rule the med-tech world - it's the data, stupid

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 2:34pm
Mass Device

Can medical device companies adapt their sales models in time for the analytics revolution? A quick look at the data GPOs are collecting and how they'll change the paradigm for the med-tech space.

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There's ample evidence to suggest that the tip of the medical device industry's spear is losing its point.

MassDevice.com, along with our channel partners at the Endovascular Forum, recently conducted a poll of endovascular specialists about the influence of medical device company sales reps on their decisions to use a specific device. The results were a bit stark, if you're in medical device sales.

Of 56 respondents, only 14% said sales reps "had a strong influence" on their decision to use a medical device. More than 85% said that it either depends on the sales rep or that sales reps had a "minimal impact" on their decision.

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