Medical Devices

FDA medical device approval
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm December 11, 2017
The framework would use more modern criteria, allowing comparisons to standards more in line with the tech being evaluated, according to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
patient engagement
By Jeff Lagasse 02:35 pm December 07, 2017
New research finds patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes with doctors rather than simply reading them.
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
IoT data ready for AI

AI is poised to gain traction but still needs better integration with EHR systems and analytic tools for medical devices in the hands of patients.

By Bill Siwicki 11:57 am November 20, 2017
Hospitals should begin with appropriate infrastructure and that includes robust connectivity, storage and security. Here’s a look at how to get started.
Medical IoT legislation
By Bill Siwicki 09:49 am November 20, 2017
The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act would require the FDA to establish a working group to recommend frameworks and guidelines for medical device security.
10 Health IT predictions for 2018
By Bill Siwicki 05:26 pm November 16, 2017
Emerging technologies will start to gain some firmer footing in the year ahead, moving out of pilot testing and into production environments.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
UDI on Medicare forms

Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Senate floor Nov. 1. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 09, 2017
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Elizabeth Warren are giving the agency until Dec. 1 to decide whether CMS will follow OIG recommendations to ensure UDI is included on Medicare claim forms.
3D ultrasound

The small square housing the microchip turns device into high-powered 3D machine. Photo via Youtube

By Jeff Lagasse 11:28 am November 02, 2017
The cost-effective way to boost capabilities can save providers thousands.
medical device ID

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a committee hearing on Oct. 31. Photo via senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm November 01, 2017
Although adding UDI to Medicare claim forms has bipartisan support in Congress, the CMS chief medical officer told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the agency is still reviewing the policy.

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