Healthcare providers in the U.S. are acutely aware of the importance of having ready access to reliable, safe and secure systems and medical devices for use during the hundreds of millions of patient encounters that occur each year. These encounters, as estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include 35 million hospital discharges, 100 million hospital outpatient visits and 900 million physician office visits.
Securing and monitoring the nation's health care systems, medical devices, and associated bio-device networks is an integral ingredient for the safe,effective, patient centered, timely and equitable delivery of care defined by the Institute of Medicine. The adoption of technology and safe computing is vital to the current U.S. government administration's health care reform strategies. The government, including leadership in Congress and the Food and Drug Administration, is engaged in legislation and regulatory activities that will acutely impact health care technology and medical devices.
Our consortium is focused on optimizing the relationship between the quality of health care and the process of assessing and ensuring that devices and systems are secure and functioning in a safe and efficacious manner.
Even after President Trump demanded a vote, the bill was expected to be denied due to lack of support among conservatives.
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The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.