Task Force Recommends Coordinated Registries Network for Medical Device Evaluation
Friday, August 28, 2015
Source: Healthcare Informatics
A task force convened by the Food & Drug Administration has recommended that the federal government and other stakeholders support the creation of a comprehensive partnership on medical devices to monitor the products' performance after they become commercially available. The recommendations call for a master network of data in each clinical area where devices are used.
Information on medical devices exists in registries, electronic health records and claims data, but the disparate locations make it difficult for regulators, doctors and patients to understand and use it efficiently.