Regulators have not been strict enough on medical app developers, according to Washington, D.C.-based healthcare attorney Bradley Merrill Thompson, who served as a speaker at a recent Politico event focusing on the future of healthcare.
Continuing to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on whether it intends to regulate smartphones, tablets and mHealth apps as medical devices under the Affordable Care Act, the House Energy and Commerce Committee began a three-day series of hearings on Tuesday to examine how such regulations would impact patients, physicians and developers.
It's been said that medicine is a science, healing is an art, and healthcare is a business. While we can all agree that promoting better health, healing the sick and curing disease is a noble...
Personalized mobile health technologies and the maturation of the big data ecosystem in healthcare are among some of the top trends that will have the biggest impact on the future of the healthcare industry, according to Sean Chai, director of innovation technology for the Innovation & Advanced Technology team at Kaiser Permanente, writing for Computerworld .
With the help of FierceMarkets' Life Sciences group, we've highlighted 10 apps from Big Pharma companies geared toward docs and their clientele. Check out our slideshow to learn more.
Safety concerns and specific needs are just two out of a handful of reasons medical schools more and more are developing their own medical apps, according to a recent blog post by health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's current recall classification scheme for medical devices does not adequately capture privacy and security issues and should be revamped, concludes a study published this month in the journal PLoS One .
President Obama yesterday signed the tweaked Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, shoring up the FDA's role in creating guidance for mobile medical apps.
The Food and Drug Administration can proceed with its creation of guidance for mobile medical apps after all. House and Senate negotiators yesterday tweaked a controversial section of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act that initially required the FDA not only to lay out its entire proposed strategy but also to convene a working group of external stakeholders to provide input on that strategy prior to issuing those guidelines.
At the same time that app store/certification company Happtique is trying to train physicians to use and prescribe mobile medical apps, developer WellDoc is creating a special version of its primary diabetes app that physicians can actually prescribe to patients.