Ashley Gold

Biography for Ashley Gold

Ashley Gold is an Associate Editor for FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and FierceMobileHealthcare. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was a metro reporter for the Reading Eagle in Reading, PA and a communications associate for DC nonprofit The Israel Project. She is a print journalism graduate of Penn State University, where she spent all of her time at the university's newspaper, The Daily Collegian. Gold has interned for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh and has contributed to various other publications. She lives in Washington, DC and enjoys live independent music, magazines, coffee, trying new restaurants and spinning. She can be reached at

Articles by Ashley Gold

FDA says da Vinci robot adequately addressed risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week declared the maker of the Da Vinci robot surgical system has adequately addressed violations the agency pointed out last summer, MedScape reports.

Medical device safety: A path forward

The medical device community is far behind other fields in its ability to alert patients about safety concerns--there's no national system that identifies concerns about things like implantable devices and glucose meters, according to Gregory Daniel, managing director for evidence development and innovation, at the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.

Define your health system through data, not buildings

Investing in interoperability is well worth it so a health system can be demarcated by its data, and not its individual buildings, according to John Bosco, CIO of Great Neck, New York-based North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

Tech advice to weather 'perfect storm' of health IT changes

What guidance would executives give chief information officers of healthcare provider organizations to navigate a "perfect storm" of technological, regulatory and cultural changes? A post...

Survey: Docs increasingly use online search engines to make clinical decisions

Doctors are Googling a lot more than you might think. A majority of physicians in a recent MedData survey said they use search engines to help them make clinical decisions. But when patients look up health information online, it can cause tension in the doctor-patient relationship. 

Digital health investment tops $1.35B in first quarter of 2014

Investment in digital health topped $1.35 billion in the first quarter of 2014, according to new report from StartUp Health.

UPMC to sell analytics developed for own docs

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will begin selling analytics software the health system initially developed for it's own use, aiming to help doctors deliver procedures at a low cost.

HIPAA marketing rule doesn't go far enough, health attorney says

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services or Congress should work to expand the limited range of permitted activity in marketing low-cost, low-risk devices requiring a prescription, according to David Harlow, a Boston-based health attorney and FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board member.

Aggravation over ICD-10 delay continues

"Disappointed" was the overwhelming reaction from survey respondents asked by the American Health Information Management Association their thoughts on the ICD-10 delay, in a poll given during AHIMA's ICD-10 summit in Washington, D.C., last week.

KLAS: Business intelligence healthcare market boasts no clear leader

A clear market leader for healthcare business intelligence tools has yet to emerge, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS.