Federal Regulation of HIT Embedded in New Law

President Obama has signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, which includes language to establish federal regulation of the safety and functionality of health information technology applications, including mobile apps. The bill now is Public Law 112-144.

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Section 618 calls for health information technology that promotes patient safety. Everybody knows that patient safety largely depends on accurate patient identification and, based on recent news articles about medical identity fraud, such identification cannot rely on IDs or insurance cards that can be lost, forged or stolen. More about this problem and solution: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120124005685/en/TASCET’s-Health-ICONN™-Forces-Shift-Fight-Fraud
Posted by I S | Wednesday, July 11 2012 at 3:15PM ET
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