FDA to offer draft guidance on interoperability of medical devices


The Food and Drug Administration plans to release draft guidance this year for manufacturers seeking to make their medical devices interoperable.Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said the guidance is part of the regulator’s broader effort to evaluate and better understand efforts that would make medical devices and health information technology systems connect and share data.

The announcement was made Thursday at a medical interoperability conference in Washington co-hosted by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Gary and Mary West formed the Center for Medical Interoperability last year to advocate for the cause ….
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