The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, working with the Federal Communications Commission and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is close to completing its mandated report to Congress on a risk-based regulatory framework for health I.T. Officials from the three agencies provided an update on the status of the report at a HIMSS14 panel discussion.
Though the report was due to Congress by January 2014, panelists said that the agencies' goal is now to issue the report by the end of March. Representatives of the FDA, ONC and FCC all emphasized at the panel session that when the report is released it will be in draft form only. The report is mandated under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA).
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