Hospital 3D Printing:
A Clear Path to Value Capture
by Edward A. Stefanowicz, Team Leader, Geisinger Health 3D Imaging Lab & Bill O’Connell, Sales Director – North America, Materialise
Date published: November 2018
Start-up costs and limited reimbursement for a hospital starting with a new 3D printing service or lab can cost between ten thousand and a few hundred thousand U.S. dollars depending on the scope. Though these initial costs can be high, 3D printing services have been proven to have a positive impact has on patient care and your bottom line.
What you’ll find in this whitepaper:
- Twelve potential areas of value capture through implementing a hospital 3D printing service
- A list of literature with measurable value capture as a direct result of patient-specific 3D-printed models
- Fundamental questions to ask when starting a service or lab, such as whether to start a steering committee and what to measure
- Suggestions for developing an elevator pitch, managing the service or lab, and tracking value
About Materialise Medical
Materialise is a global 3D printing software and services company whose medical division is dedicated to enabling researchers, engineers, and clinicians to revolutionize patient-specific treatment that improves and saves lives. Our open and flexible platform, Materialise Mimics, forms the foundation of certified Medical 3D Printing and incorporates a comprehensive range of software solutions and 3D printing services. With over 27 years of excellence, we work alongside our customers in healthcare, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, art, and design, to build groundbreaking 3D printing applications that make the world a better and healthier place.