Medical technology The World Health Organization defines health technology as the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve the quality of life. This includes pharmaceutical products, devices, procedures and organizational systems used in health care.

Medical technology, or “medtech”, covers a wide range of health care products and is used to treat diseases and medical conditions that affect humans. These technologies are aimed at improving the quality of health care delivered through an earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and the reduction of hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Recent advances in medical technology have also focused on cost reduction. Medical technology can widely include medical devices, information technology, biotechnology and health care services.The impacts of medical technology involve social and ethical problems. For examp…