When nature calls, you have to listen. Admittedly, we wish Taylor Swift fans would hear nature calling them to use concert hall bathrooms rather than adult diapers. Nature called in a different way this week to health information policy people. The respected peer-reviewed science and technology research journal, Nature, published an interesting digital medicine piece in its online publication called npj Digital Medicine. A working group of the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), a nonprofit digital medicine professional society, donated their time to create a quick guide for buyers of digital health interventions. Health plans, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and others that struggle to evaluate the usefulness of these constantly-popping-up apps, wearables, and other clinical digital tools, owe this DiMe group a debt of gratitude. The fact that this guide was created by industry professionals is more proof that the FDA’s Digital Health Center of Excellence is moving too slowly to address the ever-evolving modernization of clinical tools. Perhaps the FDA team is busy standing in line for the bathroom at a Taylor Swift concert?
June 2, 2023 | 3 min read
June 2, 2023
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