Mobile health apps and wearable sensors for diagnosing, tracking and treating diseases such as chronic conditions are growing in popularity among consumers. However, according to lawmakers, there are concerns with this technology that need to be addressed.

In a hearing last week, Ranking Member Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Illinois) told the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology that the great promise of health apps is that they have the potential to result in better outcomes for users.

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