US FDA issues AI/ML Software as a Medical Device Action Plan

first_img Read Article By EH News Bureau on January 18, 2021 Based on stakeholder feedback, the Action Plan outlines five actions the US FDA intends to takeThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the “Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) Action Plan” from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s Digital Health Center of Excellence.The release states that the Action Plan is a direct response to stakeholder feedback to the April 2019 discussion paper, “Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-Based Software as a Medical Device” and outlines five actions the US FDA intends to take, which include:Further developing the proposed regulatory framework, including issuing draft guidance on a predetermined change control plan;Supporting the development of good machine learning practices to evaluate and improve machine learning algorithms;Fostering a patient-centered approach, including device transparency to users;Developing methods to evaluate and improve machine learning algorithms; andAdvancing real-world performance monitoring pilots.The US FDA anticipates this action plan will continue to evolve as AI/ML-based SaMD is a rapidly progressing field. The agency welcomed continued feedback in this area and will engage with stakeholders on these efforts. It will also continue to collaborate across the US FDA to build a coordinated approach in areas of common focus related to AI/ML. US FDA issues AI/ML Software as a Medical Device Action Plan Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 ML/AISoftware as a Medical DeviceUS FDA Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Healthcare IT MedTech News Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Add Commentlast_img read more

Safaricom steps-up m-Pesa NFC payments push

first_img Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Safaricom accelerated its drive towards NFC and QR code-based m-Pesa payments with an upgrade to its consumer app, expanding the number of payment methods available to its smartphone users.In the update to mySafaricom, the operator added the facility to pay using contactless NFC technology at participating retailers in Kenya. It follows the launch of three devices debuting tap payments using m-Pesa in May.The first run of 1Tap products included a sticker for the back of a smartphone to offer tap pay on handsets: rather than using the internal NFC function found in many devices, it connected using a chip in the sticker itself.In addition to NFC support, the company added a QR-code bill payment facility to the app. Safaricom is in the process of distributing kits to its network of merchants to support the new payment method.The new app also provides a number of data and cash management features.Safaricom strategy director Joseph Ogutu (pictured) said: “In 2016, we introduced the mySafaricom app as a modern and convenient way for smartphone users to interact with our services. This new update brings a range of refinements that will further increase the ease and convenience enjoyed by our customers whenever they interact with our different services.”The upgrade follows the company’s strategy of incorporating new technology to beef up the security of mobile payments and ease the process for users.Earlier in December, Safaricom added voice control to its core m-Pesa service and is in the process of rolling out a photo ID system its merchants can use to identify customers. Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 DEC 2017 Related Previous ArticleNokia, Huawei ink patent dealNext ArticleGoogle sets 64-bit app requirement Chris Donkin center_img HomeAppsNews Safaricom steps-up m-Pesa NFC payments push Apps Safaricom launches Kenyan app contest Author Joseph OgutuM-PESAMoneySafaricomlast_img read more