The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to regulate mobile medical applications intended to perform a medical device function regardless of the hardware or platforms associated with a mobile device. But the initiative is by no means a solo effort by FDA; six other federal agencies will be significantly involved.

Walking industry stakeholders through the seven-agency oversight of aspects of mobile health is the topic of education session #10, “Federal mHealth Policy 101,” at HIMSS13 in New Orleans. Jessica Jacobs, an Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education Fellow on assignment at the FDA, will present the session on March 4 at 9:45 a.m. She will be presenting as a Fellow and not an official FDA representative.

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