In The Spotlight – Medical Apps Regulation

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The number of medical apps available to doctors and patients alike is growing continuously. The FDA has made its intention to regulate some medical apps clear, but less clear is which apps will and will not be regulated.

Recently, two coalitions wrote to the Obama administration, asking on the one hand for a slow and cautious approach to potential regulation, and on the other for immediate regulatory guidance.

A recent report from Software Advice, a company that reviews and writes buyers guides for medical software, investigates what large stakeholders on both sides of the debate truly have at stake. Though patient safety is of concern for all, big companies on both sides also have their bottom lines in mind.

The reports author, Melissa McCormack, is asking for your input on the subject. Should the FDA regulate medical apps?

Take the poll and weigh in.

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