July 13, 2016
At a congressional hearing on mobile medical apps today, experts from different sectors of the industry weighed in on the ways they think federal regulation needs to change to create a robust digital health industry while still protecting the safety and wellbeing of patients. The conversation spanned various regulatory bodies and federal programs including HIPAA, the FDA, the FTC, and Medicare.
September 9, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to launch several new mobile apps this fall, according to a report from Federal News Radio.
Many apps that the VA plan to launch were part of the organization's Family Caregiver Pilot, which began in June 2013 and lasted a year. In addition to those apps, the VA has also converted desktop applications from its health portal into mobile apps.
As part of the...
March 14, 2013
Humetrix iBlueButton app won the ONC's Blue Button Mashup Challenge.
Humetrix, the Del Mar, Calif.-based maker of mobile health information exchange app iBlueButton, is demonstrating its technology for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) this week.
Like so many healthcare entities around the world, the NHS has been struggling to make electronic health records available and accessible to...