The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week released a statement on how the government agency is aiming to streamline innovation of digital health and medical technology through a new approach to regulating devices: FDA will soon be putting forward a broad initiative that is focused on fostering new innovation across our medical product centers. I will have more to say on many elements of this initiative soon. However, today I want to focus on one critical aspect of this innovation initiative: A new Digital Health Innovation Plan that is focused on fostering innovation at the intersection of medicine and digital health technology. This plan will include a novel, post-market approach to how we intend to regulate these digital medical devices. The new plan comes as the FDA also prepares to implement the 21st Century Cures Act over the next few months and will include a pilot program being developed to serve as a third party certification … [Read more...] about FDA developing pilot program to streamline approvals for digital health devices
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Humans are social animals. Rituals are an important part of our social persona. Across cultures, rituals often involve exchanging gifts. We give gifts to celebrate accomplishments, birthdays, marriages, and religious and secular occasions. How might we leverage this quintessential human activity to support the culture of climate protection? The role of cultural norms is crucial here. Jared Diamond’s book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed , provides some insights in this regard. Diamond (although with his share of critics ) notes that the Maya, Anasazi, and Easter Islanders began their downward trajectories within a short period after they attained peak wealth and power. These peaks also created maximum environmental impact. In the last chapter, Diamond offers an eloquent description of the current overconsumption crisis and calls for reexamining core values that cause it in the first place. Reversing the … [Read more...] about Turn Holiday Shopping Green By Gifting Tree Certificates Instead Of More ‘Stuff’
If some governments have their way, people who have recovered from COVID-19 could soon carry certificates or even wear wristbands which allow them to move freely in the world. Several countries, including the UK, Germany, Chile, and the US, have floated the idea of issuing special passports to those who are potentially immune to the disease. More than 1 million people around the world have survived COVID-19, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. Supporters of "immunity certificates" say these people should be marshalled back into the workforce to help kickstart the economy until a vaccine is developed. But a plan for some of us to remain in lockdown while others are free of restrictions is controversial. Public health experts warn such a system could be unreliable and dangerous and might even force desperate people to seek out the disease. An 'immunity' passport, smartphone code or a wristband The UK, which has one of the highest death tolls in the … [Read more...] about How coronavirus certificates could make the disease a ‘perverse’ privilege
Synopsis NSDC and WhatsApp said through this programme, school and university students would be coached to imbibe digital and online skills that would culminate with WhatsApp and NSDC awarding a ‘Digital Skill Champions’ certification to these students. The National Skill Development Corporation ( NSDC ) and WhatsApp announced on Thursday that they are partnering to launch the ' Digital Skill Champions Program ' that aims to train India’s youth on digital skills, in order to make them employment ready. NSDC and WhatsApp said through this programme, school and university students would be coached to imbibe digital and online skills that would culminate with WhatsApp and NSDC awarding a ‘Digital Skill Champions’ certification to these students. The course will be based on a module-format and will target campuses across tier 3 and 4 towns and cities throughout the country. WhatsApp said as part of the WhatsApp Digital Skills Academy, young adults from tier 3 … [Read more...] about WhatsApp and NSDC launch Digital Skill Champions Program
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON) stock has rallied by almost 11% over the last five trading days and remains up by around 16% over the last month. A part of the gains was driven by analyst upgrades and anticipation surrounding the re-launch of its treadmills following a recall last month. However, the bulk of the gains came on Tuesday after Peloton announced a new corporate wellness program that offers employees subsidized access to Peloton’s digital fitness membership and its fitness equipment, along with tailor-made features such as team tagging and group exercises. Peloton will also assist its corporate partners with setting up workout spaces in offices. The offering could be a big win for Peloton as investors have been concerned about the company’s growth prospects following its Covid-fueled surge over the past year. By partnering with large corporations, Peloton could get more high-value customers to sign up for its services while … [Read more...] about Will Peloton Stock Rally Further Following Launch Of Its Corporate Wellness Program?