The publication in July of the FDA Draft Guidance on mobile medical apps was a major milestone in the evolution of mobile medicine. The blazingly rapid growth in interest among physicians, medical software publishers and device manufacturers has made it clear that the mHealth revolution will be a major turning point, not just in health information technology, but likely in many aspects of physician-patient interactions.
Last week (Sep 12-13), the FDA is held an important public workshop near its Washington DC headquarters to help it answer some key questions raised within the Draft Guidance and gather feedback from important stakeholders in mobile health. We are proud that iMedicalApps was invited to participate as one of the panelists.
We want to hear from you iMedicalApps readers – what do you want the FDA to consider in regulating mobile medical apps ?
Please add your voice in the comment section below and we will assemble them for submission to the official FDA docket on the Draft Guidance. Hurry because the deadline is just a few weeks away.
The FDA needs input from clinicians and others interested in mobile medicine and has identified two topics in particular as needing further specification:
- How to assess the risks inherent to clinical decision support software and
- How to classify mobile software that works in concert with a medical device.
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*This blog post was originally published at iMedicalApps*