The NESTcc Governing Committee approved the establishment of a small, multi-stakeholder Active Surveillance Task Force tasked with establishing a Roadmap for leveraging NESTcc’s work to advance active surveillance and subsequently launch NESTcc’s first active surveillance projects.

Task Force membership includes key stakeholder representation from patients, clinicians, health systems, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), payers, and the medical device industry.  The Task Force will also include members with expertise in patient privacy as related to “big data.”  This diverse composition provides perspectives essential to building NESTcc’s capacity to support a successful active surveillance program.

Active Surveillance Task Force Membership

  • Kathleen Blake, MD, MPHAmerican Medical Association
  • Owen Faris, PhDU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Center for Devices and Radiological Health
  • Kevin Haynes, PharmD, MSCEHealthCore, Inc.
  • Harlan Krumholz, MD, SMYale School of Medicine
  • Brad Malin, PhDVanderbilt University
  • Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhDJohnson & Johnson
  • Bray Patrick-Lake, MFSDuke Clinical Research Institute
  • Frederic Resnic, MDLahey Health

Additional information on the background of this Task Force, including the US Food and Drug Administration’s November 2018 update to the Medical Device Safety Action Plan outlining how NESTcc will be leveraged to more quickly detect emerging safety signals through active surveillance, can be found here.