Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are we closer to mHealth App regulations?

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Word has it that we are closer and the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act sub-workgroup, according to Government Health IT, believes that progress is being made. Through the subgroups discussions they've found that there are many complex topics facing the regulation of healthcare apps - many that could harm the very innovative industry. Current talks also point towards the belief that the healthcare apps would not be subject to regulation before they hit the market. Also being discussed are the registration requirements for an app to be on the market.

At the close of the article,they suggest:
There does seem to be some consensus on transparency, however — such as having a federally-encouraged, private sector-run medical app database where patients and consumers can provide and share feedback.

Do you think the FDA is ready to take this technological step?
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