October 2, 2014

mhealth regulation

A Framework for Addressing Global mHealth Privacy Laws

Posted by: | Posted on: June 30, 2013

With the proliferation of mobile phones and their increasing use in healthcare services, issues related to (1) data privacy and security and (2) the protection of individual health information are…


New Report Cites Lack of Standardization in Wireless Monitor Market

Posted by: | Posted on: February 19, 2013

The lack of standards for wireless sensors and technologies used in mHealth devices and wireless patient monitors may threaten the growth of the sector according to a new report from…


FDA May Limit Scope of mHealth Regulation

Posted by: | Posted on: January 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not be interested in taking on regulatory responsibility for the vast sea of 40,000 or so mobile health apps according to partner Silicon…


HIPAA Overhaul Falls Short on mHealth Data Protection

Posted by: | Posted on: January 23, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has unveiled its long anticipated revision to the HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). While the new rules tighten compliance…


Trials of mHealth Tools for Disease Management and Behavioral Change Come up Short

Posted by: | Posted on: January 23, 2013

A meta study of controlled trials of the use of mobile-based technology for disease management or behavior modification has underscored the need for high quality, unbiased research into the effectiveness…


Heard at JP Morgan: Five Cocktail Party Trends

Posted by: | Posted on: January 9, 2013

It feels like a fool’s errand to try to draw conclusions from the cocktail circuit during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference being held this week in San Francisco. Any observations…


Europe Puts Forth Plan to Ease the Way for mHealth

Posted by: | Posted on: December 11, 2012

There is a lot of focus on how health care reform in the US is driving, or sometimes impeding, the progress of mobile health tools. But other markets such as…


Survey Shows Spread of mHealth

Posted by: | Posted on: December 4, 2012

A new survey from HIMSS and Qualcomm Life reveals that two-thirds of healthcare executives reported that their organizations have mobile health policies in place. That’s up from 38 percent of…


Patients Seeking Access to Data from Devices

Posted by: | Posted on: November 30, 2012

As the Wall Street Journal reports, more and more patients who are using implantable medical devices or health apps that collect medical data are seeking to get access to that…


“Clear and Conspicuous” FTC Guidance on Marketing Mobile Apps

Posted by: | Posted on: November 20, 2012

Guest Blog by Michael Esquivel, Partner, Fenwick & West
picture of Michael EsquivelThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently published a guide, Marketing your Mobile App: Get it Right From the Start,…