Mobile Medical Apps Get Short Shrift in Fed HIT Strategy

When federal agencies hold a three-day public meeting next month to get feedback from stakeholders on their health IT report, one technology area that will no doubt garner prominent discussion is mobile medical applications. Though the draft report developed by the Food and Drug Administration, in consultation with the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT and the Federal Communications Commission, contains a proposed strategy and recommendations for a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT, it says very little about mobile technology.

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