Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

Ram Iyer on AI as Part of FDA’s Data Strategy

Ram Iyer

Ram Iyer, chief data officer at the Food and Drug Administration, said FDA embeds artificial intelligence into its overall data strategy as the agency sees opportunities to use AI and data in its core operations. Iyer told Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute, in an interview about the factors FDA considers when it comes to building an AI-ready workforce.

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Ram Iyer: FDA Internally Pursues Data Modernization

Ram Iyer

Ram Iyer, chief data officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the agency is starting its own data modernization projects to cater to stakeholders. The agency seeks to expand its workforce for new talent in agile software delivery, artificial intelligence, data presentation and other data-related applications.

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FDA Encourages NIST to Consider Importance of 3rd-Party Software in Device Security

Food and Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to consider third-party software as a critical factor to the safety of a device. FDA said these third-party products must be classified as critical software if they are vital to a device's safety and support a device's definition.

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HHS Announces $150M Investment in COVID-19 Vaccine Ramp-up

Department of Health

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to invest $150 million to help Americans in underserved communities access COVID-19 treatment. HHS said Wednesday that it may increase the capacity of health care centers, hire more staff and deliver more equipment to boost the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments.

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Government Healthcare Practitioners Use AI to Support Cancer, COVID-19 Treatment

Healthcare Automation

Andrew Borkowski, who leads a molecular diagnostics laboratory within Florida-based James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, said artificial intelligence can support, but not replace, healthcare providers. He has been working on AI platforms designed to help healthcare practitioners detect lung, colon and colon cancer symptoms. NIH has also adopted AI for use in COVID-19 detection. 

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HHS, DoD Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) have published strategic documents that represent how the Trump administration plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy directs the government to engage with local communities, quickly distribute vaccines, safely administer supply availability and track programmatic data for the distribution effort. 

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Military Health System Responds to COVID-19 With Innovation

Military Health

The Military Health System is working to develop medical products and discover new prevention techniques, tracing methods and other approaches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen said the MHS has found new uses for a registry designed to help with combat wounds, known as the Joint Trauma System.

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Mojdeh Bahar to Lead NIST Industrial Engagement

Mojdeh Bahar

Mojdeh Bahar, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture executive, has joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve as associate director for innovation and industry services, a role through which she will oversee industrial partnerships. Bahar will supervise NIST's technology transfer programs and external engagement efforts as she directly reports to Walter Copan, the agency's director, NIST said Friday.

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Air Force Research Lab, University of Cincinnati Collaborate on Mechanical Ventilation Tech Study

The Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of Cincinnati have partnered to test an experimental closed-loop medical technology designed to help clinicians manage oxygen requirements of patients undergoing  mechanical ventilation.

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