An Apple (iWatch) A Day Keeps The Doctors Away

Just when you thought Apple was working on a bigger iPad and iPhone, its top executives met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss on “mobile medical applications.” The story was also covered last week in the Friday edition of the New York Times. Much of the speculations are around developing applications for the iWatch, which is expected to be launched by end of this year.

Also see: The Current State Of mHealth Apps And Where It’s Heading Now

https://i0.wp.com/resources1.news.com.au/images/2011/10/05/1226158/729949-apple.jpgThe meeting included top of the line executives from Apple including Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams, Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble and Michael O’Reilly (who recently joined Apple from the medical monitoring company Masimo). From thr FDA’s panel, Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and Bakul Patel, who helped draft the FDA’s guidance on mobile medical applications, had attended the meeting, reports Times. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

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FDA Releases Its Regulation Plans On Mobile Health Apps

Mobile health developers have been waiting for more than two years to get some clarity on how and what the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to regulate regarding mHealth apps. FDA has finally released its final guidelines after more than two years of issuing its draft guidance.
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Finally, FDA Reveals Its Regulation Plans On Mobile Health Apps

[twitter.com/HealthITplus] Mobile health developers have been waiting for more than two years to get some clarity on how and what the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to regulate regarding mHealth apps.

https://i1.wp.com/www.ehi.co.uk/img/Comment_and_Analysis0326/Feature%20LARGE/Mobile_app_regulation.jpgFDA has finally released its final guidelines its guidelines after more than two years of issuing its draft guidance on the focusing on the various regulations around mobile health apps.

Today, there are approximately 40,000 mHealth related apps available for download on iPhone, Android and other smartphones. But most of these apps were developed outside the scope of FDA regulation. With the release of final guidelines, mobile health developers can now align themselves with agency’s regulation plans. Continue reading