The PBS program "Need to Know" devoted a portion of their March 22 program to discuss medical devices. Joining host Jeff Greenfield on the program was Pew's Dr. Josh Rising, project director of the medical devices initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts.More info
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Dr. Josh Rising oversees the Medical Device Initiative, which seeks to facilitate innovation of certain new medical devices and to strengthen medical devices by improving the tracking of their safety once they are on the market.
Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut legislature, with a focus on issues of healthcare access, Medicaid policy, health IT and healthcare quality. He also served as legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
He received his M.D. and his M.P.H. at Boston University and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He trained as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. He has published in peer-reviewed literature on, among other topics, children with special health care needs and the expansion of a county-run health insurance program.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments on preliminary recommendations regarding Stage 3 meaningful use objectives and standards for electronic health records (EHRs) to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. These comments follow remarks at recent meetings of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee.More info
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