A global pandemic is still upon us, but that certainly does not mean that healthcare technology innovation is standing still. To help the medical device industry look to the future and prepare, experts from regulation and academia alike are bringing attention to the acceleration and pitfalls of innovation.
Califf faced strong opposition but was confirmed in a very close vote.
Healthcare cannot remain reactive to dealing with cybersecurity risks. We must take a new, proactive approach to protecting our users, and our systems must prioritize reducing the extent of reliance on users against unknown threats.
The feeding set tubing can become wrapped around a child’s neck, leading to strangulation or death.
AI’s arrival in the cardiovascular profession brings a plethora of new opportunities for providing innovative, tailored treatment.
Although the future is exciting, it also poses real challenges. More collaborative initiatives need to take place between drug manufacturers and developers of manufacturing equipment and consumables.
As more healthcare activities take place from home, passive continuous monitoring solutions and new technology such as artificial intelligence will be critical to communications between providers and patients. In addition, new solutions that offer overnight monitoring will play a crucial role in helping to fill the gaps, particularly in assessing patient deterioration or changes in health conditions. The pandemic has forever changed the trajectory of healthcare and specifically virtual care.
The omicron variant of the coronavirus has made clear that the impact of the pandemic is far from over, particularly for health systems and hospitals. The ongoing need to limit close contact between providers and patients means technology will continue to play a key role, but with that increased reliance on technology comes the heightened exposure to cyber risks, as well.
The test detects all known variants of SARS-CoV-2, including alpha, beta, gamma and omicron.
The Class I recall affects more than 95,000 devices in the United States.