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FDA Defines Its Authority Over Mobile Medical Apps
Health Leaders Media

The burgeoning mobile medical applications business got a look on Tuesday at how the government plans to regulate some of the industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s draft guidelines signal that of the thousands of mobile medical apps available today, it will seek to oversee only a small subset of apps – the ones physicians would most likely use to diagnose or monitor a patient’s medical condition. These include applications that could impact how a currently regulated medical device (such as ultrasound equipment) performs.