Between 1 May and 7 May, 13,151 medtech jobs were posted worldwide by 399 companies, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool.

The represents a small increase in listings of just over 4% compared to the 12,603 jobs posted in the week previous.

Getinge remained the most prolific hirer, posting 1,173 jobs. It was closely followed by Danaher, with 1,080 postings and Bausch Health Companies, which posted 1,015 jobs.

Better Health appoints first VP of medical affairs to launch peer coaching program

US medical supplies company Better Health announced on 6 May that it has appointed Dr Rosemary Ku as vice president of medical affairs. In her new role, Ku will oversee the build-out of a comprehensive care program, the first step of which is launching a peer coaching service to accelerate the company’s efforts to improve health outcomes, quality of life, and customer experience for their members.

Better Health offers personalised product recommendations, out-of-pocket cost estimates, and managed medical and insurance paperwork on behalf of its customers, to help them find a suite of products ideally suited to manage their urology or ostomy and needs.

Ku is currently chief medical officer at agricultural trade association UnitedAg, and has previously worked at Lark Health and Restore Health in the same position.