national broadband policy

By Brian Dolan 04:44 am April 11, 2013
Without any noticeable fanfare, the Federal Communications Commission has chosen its new director of health care initiatives: Matthew Quinn. The agency first published a job posting for the position in December. Quinn has previously worked at a number of government agencies, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (...
By Brian Dolan 07:13 am March 16, 2010
Within the healthcare chapter of the FCC's National Broadband Plan, which the agency published this morning, the FCC recommended that it work together with the FDA to clarify regulatory requirements and the approval processes for converged communications and health care devices. The FCC specifically pointed to mobile health apps, smartphone remote monitoring apps, point of care diagnostic...
By Brian Dolan 04:24 am September 30, 2009
The wireless industry association, CTIA, asked the FCC to allocate 800 MHz of spectrum over the next six years in order to continue the "virtuous cycle" of innovation in the wireless industry: CTIA specifically points to mHealth and smart grids as recent examples. The request comes as the FCC has been working to gather information under a notice of inquiry (NOI) about a national broadband...