7/13/ 2017: The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Board of Directors has established the inaugural Governing Committee for the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc). The Governing Committee will recommend the strategic direction for NEST. Its members represent NEST’s diverse stakeholders, including patients, clinicians, medical device industry, regulators, health systems, and payers. Read the full press release here, and check out bios for NEST Governing Committee members here.

7/12/2017: The NEST Coordinating Center (NESTcc) will begin identifying Demonstration Projects in the Summer of 2017. NESTcc hopes to collaborate closely with projects that are developing, verifying and operationalizing methods of evidence generation and data use, demonstrating scalability across healthcare systems, device types and manufacturers, and that will help inform NESTcc’s strategy as it builds out critical functions and processes for a future sustainable organization. NESTcc will give designation for mature projects currently underway that have existing sources of funding for core activities. A short submission form to request the designation is available. Click here to read more and apply.

6/15/2017:  FDA Commissioner Gottlieb, M.D. notes the important role of NEST to support the Agency’s new Digital Health Innovation Plan that focused on fostering innovation at the intersection of medicine and digital health technology. Click here to read the Commissioner’s full comments on the FDA Voice blog.