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FDA digital health regulations

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm December 26, 2017
With a new administrator at the helm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps toward regulating decision support, software-as-a-medical-device, mobile tech in clinical trials and more.
Intermountain app for heart failure patients
By Bernie Monegain 11:14 am December 21, 2017
Hospital says 8 percent more patients using the app were alive after 180 days than those not using the software, which alerts clinicians when heart failure conditions become more advanced.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital cuts readmission

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Credit: UCSF

By Jeff Lagasse 03:39 pm December 18, 2017
The San Francisco Health Network affiliates also achieved increases in patient and physician satisfaction rates.
white house banned words
By Tom Sullivan 01:30 pm December 18, 2017
Everyone working in healthcare will use those – and the five other words the CDC is banned from writing – no matter what.

A sampling of medical reference apps from tech vendors on the market today.

By Bill Siwicki 09:45 am December 18, 2017
Smartphone software programs from the likes of athenahealth’s Epocrates, Doximity, Medscape, Wolters Kluwer and others are giving both clinicians and patients more confidence in diagnosis and treatment options.
Future-proofing precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 11:47 am December 02, 2017
For research and clinical trials to succeed, it requires clearing some big hurdles – notably technology, financing and human factors.
By Bill Siwicki 08:49 am December 02, 2017
But what are limits today will soon become opportunities, as health systems sit on mounds of data ripe for integration into AI.
FDA approves cancer test
By Susan Morse 10:49 am December 01, 2017
CMS said it would cover the test to make the targeted therapy options available to healthcare professionals, patients and eligible Medicare beneficiaries‎.  
By Bernie Monegain 12:48 pm November 30, 2017
Program will introduce the technology to 144 cancer patients already undergoing treatment at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
GE launches blood collection company Drawbridge Health
By Bernie Monegain 11:12 am November 30, 2017
Company hopes to simplify the collection and transport of blood samples.

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