Joe Jancsurak

Editor, Medical Design

Joe Jancsurak is Editor of Medical Design.  For more than 32 years Joe has served as a B2B journalist. During that time he  has covered a range of business, design, and manufacturing-related topics. Prior to joining Medical Design in 2008, he served as Editor of Appliance Manufacturer (now Appliance Design) and wrote for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, The Cleveland Clinic, and Inside Business magazine. He has a B.A. magazine journalism from Ohio University.  Joe’s DoubleTake blogs can be found at,  and you can follow him on Twitter @JoeJancsurak.            

Posts by Joe Jancsurak

in DoubleTake Oct 23, 2013

Watson, knowledge, and wisdom

The knowledge-vs.-wisdom theme came up again. (See the “Tomatoes and Medtech” blog.) This time it arose during a panel session at last week’s....More
in DoubleTake Oct 15, 2013

Device tax repeal still possible, Senator Daschle tells Cleveland Clinic audience

Washington came to Cleveland last night in the form of Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), who told an audience of healthcare executives, investors, and....More
in DoubleTake Oct 08, 2013

Tomatoes and medtech

At last month’s AdvaMed 2013 conference in Washington, DC, there was much discussion on the role medtech will play in the value-based healthcare....More
in DoubleTake Sep 27, 2013

Let's tell them

AdvaMed's Life Changing Innovation (LCI) effort provides opportunities for consumers, medtech employees, and device innovators to come together to....More
in DoubleTake Sep 16, 2013

Neuro symposium to spur collaboration between surgeons and device companies

Kudos to the Congress of Neuorological Surgeons (CNS) for having the vision to organize its first-ever Innovation and Technology Symposium and to....More
in DoubleTake Sep 09, 2013

Knee arthroplasties shown to save $12 billion

As payers continue to focus primarily on the cost of procedures, other societal factors need to come into play. That is, how do outcomes impact the....More
in DoubleTake Aug 20, 2013

Speak your mind to FDA leaders

Perhaps you’ve been surprised by the FDA review process and you have some questions about how it works and what is being done to improve....More
in DoubleTake Aug 13, 2013

Wi-Fi mobility in hospitals

Most client devices that use Wi-Fi in a hospital are computing devices such as computers on wheels, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With very few....More
in DoubleTake Aug 05, 2013

Should effort to repeal device tax continue?

Since the device tax passed in January, medical device manufacturers have paid $1 billion to the IRS, which causes one to wonder if efforts to repeal....More
in DoubleTake Jul 19, 2013

House legislation would make user fees exempt from sequestration

Legislation that would exempt FDA user fees from cuts under sequestration was introduced this week in the House. Medical Design joins AdvaMed in....More

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