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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates a wide variety of innovative health care technologies, many of which are rapidly evolving and can allow for increasingly personalized care. These products include algorithm-based diagnostic programs that can learn and change in unpredictable ways and medical devices customized and manufactured for individual patients using 3D printers. FDA oversight must adapt to keep pace with this changing field and ensure that the benefits of emerging technologies outweigh their potential risks.

Pew is working to ensure that FDA can review the safety and effectiveness of such technological advances without hindering innovations that can benefit patients.

How FDA Regulates Artificial Intelligence in  Medical Products
How FDA Regulates Artificial Intelligence in  Medical Products
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How FDA Regulates Artificial Intelligence in Medical Products

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Health care organizations are using artificial intelligence (AI)—which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration defines as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines”—for a growing range of clinical, administrative, and research purposes. This AI software can, for example, help health care providers diagnose diseases, monitor patients’ health, or assist with rote functions such as scheduling patients.

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AI Guides Pandemic Response, But Requires Regulation

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Health care providers, researchers, and technology companies have deployed a wide range of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies over the course of the pandemic to prevent, track, diagnose, and treat COVID-19.

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What Is Medical 3D Printing?

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Advances in 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, are capturing attention in the health care field because of their potential to improve treatment for certain medical conditions.

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