FDA publishes amendments to proposed UDI rule; Startup teams with state health department on cloud-based record system for foster children;

> Mdlogix, a Baltimore-based health science informatics and technology firm, will provide the web-based software version of its Hospital Survey of Patient Safety tool to children's hospitals nationwide after signing an agreement this week with the Children's Hospital Association. The tool helps hospitals to electronically record and monitor patient safety culture issues and medical errors. Announcement

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week published amendments in the Federal Register to the rule proposed last July to establish a unique medical device identifier. Among the amendments, the FDA calls for implantable devices to "bear a UDI as a permanent marking one, three or five years earlier than initially proposed," depending on the class of the device. Post

> Paoli, Pennsylvania-based healthcare startup AboutOne is collaborating with the Philadelphia Department of Health and Human Services and the Child Welfare League of America to create a cloud-based patient record system for foster children, MedCity News reports. The startup is attempting to raise $50,000 via crowdfunding through the website IndieGogo. Article

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