Expert: Don't be too hands-off with medical apps
An advocate for health IT regulation worried Tuesday that the Obama administration had been too lenient with medical app developers, some of whom push programs that haven't been evaluated for safety or medical efficacy. "I have actually never seen FDA be more hospitable to technology than they are right now," said Bradley Merrill Thompson, general counsel for mHealth Regulatory Coalition, during POLITICO's Tech Intersection: Health care of the future event. "The bad news is they've actually almost taken it too far. They have not gone after companies that are blatantly over the line."
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