*“New technology” is classified as a product that, as compared to existing products:
- Offers significant technological advancements,
- Improves clinical outcomes or patient care in a significant way (i.e., documented reduction in procedure times, outcomes, lengths of stay, readmissions, infection rates), or
- Streamlines work processes and/or the economics of facility operations in a significant way (i.e., increase or decrease expenses in supply chain or resource utilization).
Demonstration of the above through independent, peer-reviewed publication(s) is beneficial, but not required.*