Q&A: The FDA’s digital health chief on how to regulate futuristic AI products

first_imgHealth Tech Bakul Patel, director of digital health at the FDA Michael J. Ermarth/FDA Q&A: The FDA’s digital health chief on how to regulate futuristic AI products Log In | Learn More Tags Artificial Intelligencegovernment agenciespolicySTAT+ SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has allowed medical devices that rely on artificial intelligence algorithms onto the market, but so far, the agency has given the green light only to devices with “locked algorithms” — those that remain the same as the product is used until they’re updated by the manufacturer.Systems with algorithms that evolve and sharpen on their own, however, are already in development. [email protected] Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What’s included? About the Author Reprintscenter_img What is it? GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Andrew Joseph Aug. 9, 2019 Reprints General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. Andrew Joseph @DrewQJoseph Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

FF meeting hears calls for traditional Leaving Cert to be scrapped

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FF meeting hears calls for traditional Leaving Cert to be scrapped DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Last night’s Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting heard calls for this summer’s Leaving Cert to be scrapped. Some TDs and Senators argued the exams should be replaced with predictive grades once again.Schools are closed for the rest of the month, but Education Minister and Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley says the written Leaving Cert will go ahead in June.Senator Timmy Dooley is one of the party members who argued against that approach last night – he says students need a decision now.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/leaving7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Previous articleNEPHT to meet over deteriorating Covid-19 situation in hospitalsNext articleHealth Minister told to act on pressures facing LUH News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – January 14, 2021 last_img read more

Retired Couple Helps Thousands of Veterans Get Work, And We Can Too

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTen years ago, Mark and Tori Baird got a knock on their door from a Marine who’d just returned from Iraq.The soldier was wondering if they had any jobs around the house that could help him earn $100 which he needed for an electricity bill.The retired couple offered to give the Marine $100, but he refused the charity.Five hours later, after doing odd jobs for the couple in the yard and home, the Marine left with a hundred bucks. The encounter sparked the idea for the Bairds to start a job board called “Hire Marines”.The website took off, and Mark and Tori even got a call from the Admiral of the Navy who asked if sailors could also use the service. The Bairds were thrilled and renamed their web site, Hire Patriots, with the goal of providing work for veterans.(LEARN more about the job board’s success at Brad Aronson’s blog) – Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

More than 170 Jobs Lost as Harkand Goes Under

first_imgOver 170 employees will have to go as Harkand’s European business (based in Hammersmith and Aberdeen) is to be wound down by Deloitte’s Joint Administrators, appointed on May 4, 2016.According to Deloitte, 39 staff will be retained for a short period to assist with the wind-down of the European business.Another, approximately 140, jobs remain at risk as the administrators hope sale can be concluded for the Harkand’s US (Houston based) and Africa business. Prior to these events, the group employed approximately 400 staff.As earlier reported, Aberdeen-based Andrews Survey, which employees 46 staff, is not subject to insolvency proceedings, and, according to Deloitte, negotiations are ongoing with a number of parties to secure its sale.“Whilst it is disappointing that the majority of the European business is to be wound down, we are still hopeful to be able to save a significant number of jobs in the Group’s US and Africa business, and we’re confident of securing a buyer for the Aberdeen-based Andrews Survey business,” said Ian Wormleighton, joint administrator and financial advisory partner at Deloitte.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

Ravens corners Humphrey, Smith absent from Wednesday’s practice

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Coming off one of the worst performances of his career, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is now dealing with a physical concern ahead of Sunday’s trip to Carolina.Smith (groin) and second-year cornerback Marlon Humphrey (thigh) were absent from Wednesday’s practice, leaving their status against the Panthers in question. Humphrey missed the first game of his NFL career against New Orleans this past Sunday, and head coach John Harbaugh was tight-lipped when asked about his status for Week 8.It remains unclear whether Smith’s absence was more of a precautionary measure early in the week, but he was present in the locker room prior to practice. Matching up extensively against Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, Smith surrendered five receptions and a touchdown on the six times he was targeted in coverage and also committed two pass interference penalties in the 24-23 loss.“We’ve all had games like that. I’ve had horrible games. You never hope you do, but it happens,” safety Eric Weddle said. “You just get back on the horse and look at what you did, get back to technique and working hard in practice. Practice takes a lot of the areas that you may not have been very good at in the game — that can make up for a lot — and get you back playing the way you want to.“Jimmy is a pro; he’s going to work hard.”Cornerback Brandon Carr (knee) was also absent from practice, but this was the fifth straight Wednesday he’s sat, making it more of a rest day despite the injury description. Weddle and wide receivers John Brown and Michael Crabtree also received a veteran rest day.The return of left guard Alex Lewis to practice was an encouraging sign less than two weeks after he was stretchered off the field with a neck injury in Tennessee. The third-year lineman was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday and has a “good chance” to play against Carolina, according to head coach John Harbaugh.“I had some numbness, but that was scary,” said Lewis of the pinched nerve he suffered on Oct. 14. “Once I got into the ambulance on the way to the hospital, it started to go away. I’m just thankful now that I can be walking around here and be back on the team.”Right tackle James Hurst (back) and rookie interior lineman Bradley Bozeman (calf) did not take part in Wednesday’s workout as the Ravens remain thin along the offensive line. Harbaugh expressed optimism about Hurst’s chances of playing this Sunday after his back flared up late last week, forcing him out of the Saints game. Making his first NFL start in place of Lewis in Week 7, Bozeman was in and out of Sunday’s game after sustaining a calf injury.Harbaugh revealed defensive tackle Willie Henry was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after suffering a herniated disc in his back. The third-year defensive lineman does have a chance to return to play this season, but he would not be eligible to be activated until late December. The injury is a blow to Baltimore’s sub package as Henry was one of the defense’s best interior rushers last season.“It’s going to fall on our shoulders to get more pressure on the quarterback,” defensive tackle Michael Pierce said. “We’re going to have to take up some of the slack he had in those dime packages and stuff like that. We’ve got our work cut out for us, and we’ve got to get to the passer.”The Panthers held out former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee) and starting defensive end Mario Addison (back) from Wednesday’s practice. Quarterback Cam Newton (right shoulder) and tight end Greg Olsen (foot) were limited participants.Below is Wednesday’s full injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Bradley Bozeman (calf), WR John Brown (non-injury), CB Brandon Carr (knee), WR Michael Crabtree (non-injury), CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), OT James Hurst (back), CB Jimmy Smith (groin), S Eric Weddle (non-injury)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), DB Anthony Levine (hamstring), G Alex Lewis (neck)CAROLINADID NOT PARTICIPATE: S Mike Adams (non-injury), DE Mario Addison (back), DE Julius Peppers (non-injury), LB Andre Smith (hamstring), WR Torrey Smith (knee)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: TE Greg Olsen (foot), QB Cam Newton (right shoulder)last_img read more