Healthcare industry stakeholders say the FDA should consider a type of measuring stick when evaluating a vendor’s cybersecurity culture to decide whether it meets the requirements for the agency’s proposed fast-past program for premarket approval of "software as a medical device" products (SaMD). Until the end of the last month, the FDA accepted proposals on its working model for a SaMD pre-approval program
Capsule-type micro-robots that can enclose cells and drugs for delivering to specified parts of the human body have been developed by an international team of researchers, led by the Director of DGIST-ETH Micro-robot Research Center, professor Hongsoo Choi. The lids of these micro-robots have been tailor-made to be opened and closed, unlike standard methods which have been positioned to install cells or drugs outside of micro-robots.
According to 94% of physicians and 90% of hospitals in the survey, reports suggest that mobile technology in the healthcare sector is enhancing patients' safety and results. On the other hand, 63% reported ongoing challenges with a buy-in of general mobile adoption strategies and related enterprise technology execution
Scientists from MIT have developed an ingestible chip involving a genetically engineered probiotic E. coli strain that can monitor the gut health. By consuming this chip, a light would be generated by detecting the blood flow in the gut region. The quantity of light generated would be transmitted to a smartphone, which could easily diagnose any kind of gastrointestinal distress.
The United States, Department of Human & Health Services has been aiming to enhance patient care and health security for a long period of time. Recently the HHS selected eight accelerators to steer artificial intelligence innovation. The chosen accelerators will develop AI devices to solve challenging problems in daily patient care and health security.
Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner is looking for help from Facebook and Twitter to slow down the unauthorized opioid sales in the US. Gottlieb invited the two social media giants, among others, to participate in the FDA Online Opioid Summit which is set for June 27.
Public locations have seen the deployment of six kiosks, called MedCenters, developed by MedAvail. These locations include grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics located in Phoenix and Tuscon partnering with Express Scripts. These MedCenters offer 24/7 access to online pharmacies and can be seen as a ‘pharma ATM’.
This week Apple announced that researchers and app developers can now have access to a Health Record API (Application Programming Interface) to develop applications, with the permission to use the patient’s data to provide them with easy access to health records.
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