NESTcc Test Case List Includes Apple Watch, Pelvic Mesh
The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center announced 12 new test cases that use real-world evidence to examine medical device industry priorities. The list includes an Apple Watch study, as well as an FDA proposal on the use of pelvic mesh to treat urinary incontinence.
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An initial version of real-world data project NESTcc – the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center – is expected to be open for business and ready to take unsolicited proposals by the end of the year.
Recently announced US National Evaluation System for health Technology "test cases" will be evaluated for up to a year by the NEST Coordinating Center after which collaborating device-makers may be in a better position to use real-world evidence to support new pre-market device submissions. The test cases will be measured, in part, based on their ability to identify brand-specific devices in the NEST Network Collaborators’ real-world datasets.