Thompson Comments on m-Health Regulation


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 about how the health care industry wants clarity on m-health regulation.

The article discussed how the health care industry needs "guidance and clarity" from the federal government on how potential regulation of wireless medical technologies will affect cost, quality and access to care for patients wishing to take advantage of new innovations.

"The regs probably need to be updated because they were written before people thought of 'lifestyle' issues such as aging in place," said Thompson.

Thompson, a member of the private-sector mHealth Regulatory Coalition that is developing a proposed regulatory scheme on behalf of various healthcare interests, said that federal officials welcome such input. "The FDA is so understaffed that they'll probably be happy to accept the draft that the coalition will [write] this fall."