Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy

In case you missed the update[1], the FDA is now looking more closely at predictive analytics software to classify as a medical device and therefore fall under the regulations associated with other medical devices, which can include both pre-market and post-market compliance.

The concern they have is that AI technology may provide prescriptive or diagnostic advice or strong implication without having a clinical professional review those implications or have insight into what was driving those implications – therefore putting the patient/individual at risk.

Be sure the predictive analytics you choose is either excluded from the new definition of a medical device, or approved by the FDA under this new scrutiny. Those not meeting either of those criteria will incur a future burden to meet and maintain the guidelines which may impact their abilities to innovate or serve existing clients, or withdraw from the market altogether.

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