Google Health hires FDA’s chief digital health officer

Bakul Patel in 2016, when he was the associate director for digital health in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health [FDA photo by Michael Ermarth]Former FDA Chief Digital Health Officer of Global Strategy and Innovation Bakul Patel has started a new job with Google after 13 years with the regulatory agency.

Patel became senior director, global digital health strategy and regulatory for Google Health earlier this month, he said on LinkedIn.

Patel recounted highlights of his “incredible journey since 2008” at the FDA, including the introduction of functionality-based regulations in the FDA’s mobile medical apps guidance, working with international agencies to define and regulate software-as-a-medical-device (SaMD), developing the Digital Health Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program and launching the Digital Health Center of Excellence.

Patel had only been in his latest role at FDA since February, previously serving as director of the FDA…

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Google Health hires FDA’s chief digital health officer

Bakul Patel in 2016, when he was the associate director for digital health in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health [FDA photo by Michael Ermarth]

Former FDA Chief Digital Health Officer Global Strategy and Innovation Bakul Patel has started a new job with Google after 13 years with the regulatory agency.

Patel became senior director, global digital health strategy and regulatory for Google Health earlier this month, he said on LinkedIn.

Patel recounted highlights of his “incredible journey since 2008” at the FDA, including the introduction of functionality-based regulations in the FDA’s mobile medical apps guidance, working with international agencies to define and regulate software-as-a-medical-device (SaMD), developing the Digital Health Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program and launching the Digital Health Center of Excellence.

Patel had only been in his…

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Google unveils AI-powered Care Studio Conditions to make sense of patient records

Google Health’s new Care Studio feature, Conditions [Screenshot courtesy of Google]Google Health previewed a new Care Studio feature called Conditions to make electronic health records more accessible and useful for clinicians treating patients.

Powered by artificial intelligence, Conditions can interpret and organize clinical notes stored across different systems for different purposes by different health care professionals.

‘When it comes to writing notes, clinicians use different abbreviations or acronyms depending on their personal preference, what health system they’re a part of, their region and other factors.” Paul Muret VP and GM of Google Health’s Care Studio, wrote yesterday in a blog post. “All of this has made it difficult to synthesize clinical data — until now.”

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Google unveils AI-powered Care Studio Conditions to make sense of patient records

Google Health’s new Care Studio feature, Conditions [Screenshot courtesy of Google]

Google Health previewed a new Care Studio feature called Conditions to make electronic health records more accessible and useful for clinicians treating patients.

Powered by artificial intelligence, Conditions can interpret and organize clinical notes stored across different systems for different purposes by different health care professionals.

‘When it comes to writing notes, clinicians use different abbreviations or acronyms depending on their personal preference, what health system they’re a part of, their region and other factors.” Paul Muret VP and GM of Google Health’s Care Studio, wrote yesterday in a blog post. “All of this has made it difficult to synthesize clinical data — until now.”

Conditions uses natural language processing to understand the notes, rank conditions b…

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