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Planned Bill would create FDA Office of Mobile Health

Though the Food and Drug Administration is developing regulations for mobile medical apps, at least one member of Congress believes the federal agency is not currently equipped to handle the rapid pace of innovation in mobile technology.

The planned legislation, reportedly known as the Healthcare Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act (HIMTA), also would set up a support program within the Department of Health and Human Services to help mobile health technology developers follow HIPAA privacy standards as they design new apps.

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Happtique Creates Guidelines For Mobile Health App

Happtique Mobile Health App Draft Guidelines Are Available – Health Care IT – eWeek.com.

Happtique, which runs a marketplace for mobile health applications, has released its draft guidelines on medical app development. This guideline will ensure that only “Good” app will make make it to their Marketplace. For an app to makeĀ  it to their market place must pass their APP Certification Program which includes standards in Operability, Privacy, Security, and Content.