The Government Accountability Office said medical devices are not commonly hacked but still called them “a source of cybersecurity concern warranting significant attention.”
Agency resources are intended to address the longstanding challenges health systems and hospitals have faced from increasingly advanced cyberattacks.
The agencies noted hospitals and telehealth providers could be exposing sensitive patient health information through online tracking tools like Meta Pixel and Google Analytics.
The Food and Drug Administration is asking for proposals for automated devices that can provide high-definition imaging and critical analyses of drug performance as the agency works to integrate more AI.
Ultimately, lives might depend on the quality of that training.
The FDA said the class II designation for AppliedVR’s virtual reality medical device for the treatment of chronic lower back pain will “enhance patients’ access to beneficial innovation.”
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The field still faces one major roadblock.
Many of Medicare’s telehealth provisions were tied to emergency pandemic measures, which will come to an end.
Wider use of health-related artificial intelligence applications at the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense depends on technologies being “sufficiently understandable.”
The agency notes that “user experience” improvements may come with less control over privacy and security.
An inspector general review found that the agency was also slow to get devices back so they could be redistributed.
As the agency finalizes guidance for approving the sale of devices such as those used to monitor and control glucose levels, the comments highlight competition and consumer protection issues associated with a grassroots movement for the “right-to-repair.”
Millions of federal dollars were awarded to 31 family planning facilities across the country.
Officials are seeking industry input for SIMPLE, a pending platform to help train VA employees virtually.
Artificial intelligence tutors are outperforming human instructors.
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