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Medicine is going Digital. The FDA is racing to catch Up

FDA going DigitalToday, machine learning powers more and more medical device software. And because it is always learning and improving, it is constantly changing products on the fly.
For most regulators, an ever-changing algorithm is their worst nightmare. But Bakul Patel is one of those rare Washington bureaucrats who’s also a fervently optimistic futurist. And he’s got big plans to get federal regulators off Washington time and up to Silicon Valley speeds.
To do that, the FDA is creating a new unit dedicated strictly to digital health. Patel will be hiring 13 engineers—software developers, AI experts, cloud computing whizzes—to prepare his agency to regulate a future in which health care is increasingly mediated by machines. Click here for more… (WIRED)