The Consortium for Technology and Innovation (CTIP) organized a round table discussion with a panel of experts who shared their perspectives on digital health strategies in the management of pediatric chronic disease. While modalities such as home monitoring, telemedicine, social networks and new health management platforms are gaining traction in healthcare, their true potential in pediatric health is not yet clear. The panel discussed the value of these approaches in driving behavior change, adherence, cost containment and improved outcomes in children with chronic diseases.
As healthcare continues along its perpetual evolution, those in the industry are continually trying to get ahead of the curve and find solutions to the biggest issues facing patient care and delivery today. Some hospitals and health systems have made a commitment to innovation by establishing their own centers and institutes for innovation. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/25-hospitals-with-innovation-centers.html
On Wednesday, August 26th 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the release of its revised Priority List of Needs in Pediatric Therapeutics for 2015. The Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act of 2002 requires that the NIH, in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration and experts in pediatric research, identify the drugs and therapeutic areas of highest priority for study in pediatric populations. The list is organized by therapeutic area, which can be a group of conditions, a subgroup of the population, or a setting of care. BPCA legislation requires the NIH to update the priority list every three years. To view the Federal Register Notice and background: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/08/26/2015-21155/best-pharmaceuticals-for-children-act-bpca-priority-list-of-needs-in-pediatric-therapeutics To view the 2015 Priority List of Needs in Pediatric Therapeutics: http://bpca.nichd.nih.gov/prioritization/status/Documents/Priority_List_073115.pdf
The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) is pleased to announce its 5th annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition. This seed grant competition is an opportunity for the scientific and business community including entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers and medical and engineering graduate and undergraduate students, to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device.