Bradley Merrill Thompson Quoted in “Initial mHealth Framework Proposal: A Mixed Bag”


Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "Initial mHealth Framework Proposal: A Mixed Bag."

Following is an excerpt:

The proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework are being viewed both postively and negatively for the mHealth industry, getting kudos for its international collaboration aspect and 'light touch' regarding Food and Drug Administration oversight. ?...

"The proposed document seems to be a bit of a mixed bag. It identifies some of the important factors that should be used in classifying software, but does so in an incredibly complex manner that is difficult to apply," Bradley Merrill Thompson (pictured right), counsel for the mHealth Regulatory Coalition and general counsel for the Clinical Decision Support Coalition, told FierceMobileHealthcare. He noted his observations are not official remarks reflecting the coalition's feedback.

"At a high level, I think the agency did an excellent job of following the recommendations of the working group," he said.