A recently formed workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee to identify ways to improve the safety of health information technology held its introductory meeting on April 29. Among its charges, the group will compile a report on strategies and recommendations for a risk-based regulatory framework for health I.T., including medical mobile applications.

The Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act Workgroup, authorized under a law of the same name, will advise the FDA, Federal Communications Commission and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, reporting through the HIT Policy Committee that advises federal officials.

The workgroup will focus on safety risks--and likelihood--that may be posed by health I.T., factors to be included in a risk-based regulatory approach, and ways to avoid duplicative or overlapping regulatory requirements.

The first meeting agenda, list of members, and presentations of FDA and FCC activities in health I.T. are available here. Workgroup reading materials are available here.

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