Obsolesce medical devices

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Hello,
Does anyone have any good suggestions on an obsolescence process for medical devices?
The stakeholders are regulatory, marketing and supply chain. How do they interact with each other in a larger organization as well as in a small organization? How do customers (users such as hospitals) know that that the product has been obsolesced?

Thanks so much!
 
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Does anyone have any good suggestions on an obsolescence process for medical devices?
The stakeholders are regulatory, marketing and supply chain. How do they interact with each other in a larger organization as well as in a small organization?
You need to develop an end-of-life process/procedure with the internal stakeholders. In some markets like EU and Canada you need to inform the regulatory authorities.

How do customers (users such as hospitals) know that that the product has been obsolesced?
In short, customer letter. And of-course you need to inform them a head of time so they can plan accordingly.
 
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