Health IT Innovation

FDA Set Record on Approval of Novel Medical Devices in 2018

February 4, 2019 - Last year, the FDA approved 106 novel medical devices, surpassing the previous record of 99 in 2017, the agency announced last week. This milestone marks eight years of steady improvement in novel medical device approvals. The agency said it strives to balance patient safety with the need to get innovative devices to market. “The FDA’s focus on both safety and innovation...

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EDA Awards $750K Grant for Healthcare Internet of Things Lab

by Fred Donovan

The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) to launch a healthcare Internet of Things lab in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Work on the lab, called the...

HHS Selects Initial Healthcare Innovation Workgroup Participants

by Fred Donovan

HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced Nov. 21 the initial core participants for his healthcare innovation workgroup and set Dec. 18 as the date of its first meeting. The workgroup will be a year-long collaboration...

Benefits of Open-Source Software to Healthcare Community

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open-source code has found its place in health IT infrastructure, supported by organizations such as Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), to serve organization’s electronic health records (EHRs), medical practice...


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