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FTC mobile health privacy revelations deserve more attention

A new Federal Trade Commission study reveals that data sharing from mobile health and fitness apps to third-party services providers is taking place, yet there seems to be little public outrage over the trend.

FTC: Health, fitness apps share user info with vendors

A Federal Trade Commission study revealed mobile health and fitness application vendors are sharing user data with third-party vendors. The data includes device use information, as well as personal health and fitness insight.

Have wearable devices jumped the shark?

There is little doubt and plenty of evidence; mobile healthcare monitoring services, software and devices are on the cusp of huge growth and adoption. Yet despite all the rosy market indicators for mobile healthcare vendors and services providers, big challenges lie ahead. The top hurdle may lie with the health-conscious user/patient/consumer population and how much monitoring, data and medical insight users truly want and need, even if the device cost is below that of any other computing tool in their lives. After all, just how many armbands can one person wear?

Senators throw down mHealth gauntlet

Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Angus King (I-Maine) took their legislative fight to limit the FDA's authority on mHealth to the American people in a Feb. 15 opinion piece on the editorial...

PROTECT Act would deregulate high-risk software, mobile medical apps

The PROTECT Act, a bill introduced this week in the Senate, removes Food and Drug Administration regulation from some high-risk clinical decision support (CDS) software, mobile medical apps and other...

Senate bill undermines FDA regulatory role

Congressional efforts to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and to limit the FDA's statutory authority in regulating clinical and health software are not restricted to the House of...

Legal complexities, uncertainties face mHealth app developers

Mobile health applications are affected by a patchwork of policies related to medical licensure, privacy and security protection, as well as malpractice liability--all of which must be taken under...

CDS Coalition: SOFTWARE Act goes too far

In a new legislative proposal, the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition charges that a bipartisan bill introduced in October 2013 to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "goes too...

Use of mobile medical apps in clinical settings risky

The lack of governance and regulatory guidelines relating to the use of mobile devices in medical workplaces have serious implications for clinical care, professional practice and the education of...

Nationwide 'roadshow' to educate mHealth app developers about FDA regulations

The Consumer Electronics Association announced its sponsorship of an educational program series, being held at universities across the U.S. aiming to demystify the FDA requirements for app developers...