How the FDA Can Improve Regulation of Mobile Health, According to FDASIA Workgroup, in MobiHealthNews

Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, wrote an article titled "How the FDA Can Improve Regulation of Mobile Health, According to FDASIA Workgroup."

Following is an excerpt:

This seems like an appropriate time to talk about what can be done to improve FDA regulation so that mobile app development can flourish. First I'll tackle current events that make this a good time to have this discussion, and then I'll get into the recommendations that the so-called "FDASIA working group" made with regard to how to improve FDA regulation.

Current Events Concerning FDA Regulation of mobile health

From what I hear, last week at the HIMSS 2014 meeting in Orlando, Florida there was considerable discussion about the PROTECT Act, legislation recently introduced in the Senate that would remove much of HIT, including many mobile apps, from FDA regulation.