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By Brian Dolan June 18, 2013
Last month the medical journal of Diabetes Science and Technology published the results of a small efficacy study conducted at George Washington University Medical Center that used Vocel's PillPhone application. MobiHealthNews covered the results of the study in-depth back in early 2011 when they were first made public, but last month's medical journal was the first to officially publish the...
By Neil Versel February 11, 2013
The champion of legislation to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory power over mobile and wireless health apps, gadgets and other tools believes his plan is something industry wants and consumers need. "The tech community needs confidence in a consistent, reliable framework for wireless health. The FDA has a critical role to play. Today, there is no confidence [among] industry....
By Brian Dolan December 4, 2012
As expected, Silicon Valley's Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced a bill this week that -- among other things -- seeks to create an Office of Wireless Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While the bill has been talked about in the past few weeks, its specific details have only now been made public. The bill also calls for a HIPAA-focused developer support program at HHS, an X...
By Neil Versel September 28, 2012
Though the Food and Drug Administration is developing regulations for mobile medical apps, at least one member of Congress believes the federal agency is not currently equipped to handle the rapid pace of innovation in mobile technology. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), whose district covers much of Silicon Valley, is preparing to introduce legislation that would address this perceived shortcoming by...

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