Bakul Patel Will Lead FDA’s Digital Health Equity Effort

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The agency’s device center has tagged health equity as a new “strategic priority” and it has appointed its longtime digital health regulatory specialist to play a leading role in the effort. Patel has a new job exclusively focused on bringing digital health technology to bear on expanding healthcare access to underserved populations, he explains to Market Pathways.

Bakul Patel is relinquishing his role heading up FDA’s Digital Health Center of Excellence to take on a new challenge within CDRH: health equity. He has been named the device center’s first chief digital health officer of global strategy and innovation. The title is a mouthful. But, in a nutshell, Patel explains in an interview, he will be responsible for jump-starting the center’s efforts to leverage digital health to expand healthcare access to all populations.


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