WHO released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.
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By Jeff Shuren MD JD – FDA guidances explain the agency’s interpretation of, or policy on, a regulatory issue. The agency and its centers prepare guidances for industry, but also for other customers, including our own staff…
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By Scott Gottlieb MD – When the FDA recently granted marketing authorization for two medical apps for Apple’s new Watch, it marked a significant step forward for the agency’s overall approach to the development of digital health.
By Bennett Lauber – The lack of usability of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare IT applications, in general, has been in the news again. We’ve heard time and time again that developers need to focus on “Stability,” “Reliability,” “Scalability” and “Interoperability” of systems.
By Anish Sebastian – Whether it’s stock trading with a few clicks on a smartphone, streaming new music before the vinyls hit the shelves, or receiving a wardrobe from a personal stylist without ever stepping into a store, technology’s potential to revolutionize the consumer experience is ubiquitous across industries.
By William A. Hyman – It has long been clear that the FDA can regulate software that falls under the definition of a medical device. Such software might be part of and integral to a more physical chunk of technology.
By Bennett Lauber – The usability (or lack thereof) of Healthcare IT has been in the news a lot again. This time a research report published in JAMA researchers analyzed voluntary error reports associated with EHR systems and found that problems with EHR usability may have directly resulted in patient harm.
By Bennett Lauber – The usability of the system is probably the most important factor in making an informed choice of which EHR to use for your practice. Most every bit of software says that it is easy to use, but how can you choose an EHR that is actually usable?
By David Harlow – The FDA had a digital health banner day on December 7, announcing one final guidance and two draft guidance documents (with a 60-day comment period). Collectively, these guidances cover a range of digital health issues.
By Desiree Crawford – This is a watershed moment in healthcare. New technologies are constantly in development to help treat and prevent previously incurable conditions, and improve current processes.
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