As of its launch, SRP can currently be used to report safety problems related to foods, animal feed, animal drugs, and adverse events occurring on human gene transfer trials. Trial sponsors can use the portal to prepare a report, print it and send it to the agency to satisfy reporting requirements for investigational new drugs.
The system is planned to eventually encompass other types of clinical trials, and also allow for reporting on safety problems that arise from products regulated by a broad array of federal agencies. The FDA sees this as the first step towards creating a common electronic reporting system that would allow an individual to file a single report to multiple agencies.
The FDA and NIH hope SRP will ultimately enhance the government’s systemic analysis of safety information to greater benefit public health.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.
In an update, DirectTrust reported significant growth in Direct exchange of health information and the number of trusted Direct addressed enabled to share personal health information (PHI) in the third quarter of 2016.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.