Behavioral health providers were excluded from the 2009 HITECH Act, which contributed to significant disparities in EHR adoption between mental and physical health providers. The Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) Coordination Act could help remedy this, yet regulatory and societal barriers to full interoperability remain.
For life sciences companies seeking to develop, deploy and successfully commercialize digital health products and solutions, the pathway to success can have many twists, turns and roadblocks. This article examines some of the major challenges to bringing digital health products to market and explores potential opportunities to ease the journey.
For “Systematic Testing of a Ventilator Remote Control System Towards Safe Use in Tele-Critical Care and Prolonged Care,” researchers developed a prototype system for network-based far remote-control of the NKV-550 critical care ventilator, with the goals of identifying and implementing foundational remote-control capabilities, and exploring essential performance, interoperability, and cybersecurity requirements.
Taking these compliance challenges into account will allow healthcare organizations to prepare for compliance audits, but more importantly it will help institutions address issues that result in a negative patient outcome.
The combination of medtech progress with strides in modern healthcare interoperability will enable preventive care in unprecedented ways.
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.