Dr. Josh Rising directs Pew's medical device initiative, which seeks to facilitate innovation of certain new medical devices and to strengthen medical devices by improving the tracking of their safety once they are on the market.
Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut legislature, with a focus on issues of healthcare access, Medicaid policy, health IT and healthcare quality. He also served as legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
He received his M.D. and his M.P.H. at Boston University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco and trained for a year as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. He has published in peer-reviewed literature on, among other topics, children with special health care needs and the expansion of a county-run health insurance program.
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Experts from hospitals, health plans, health technology developers, medical device manufacturers, and other health care stakeholders convened December 9, 2014 to discuss the importance of medical device identification. The result: a clear message that a new tool to track medical devices can improve patient safety and the quality of care, but changes in health data systems must occur for this to... Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new unique device identifier (UDI) system has the potential to improve patient safety and enhance the efficiency of care at hospitals across the country. Read More
On June 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Subcommittee on Standards, held a hearing that discussed the incorporation and use of unique device identifiers (UDI) in administrative transactions. Josh Rising, director of drugs and medical devices, submitted testimony on the importance of including UDIs in health insurance... Read More