HIMSS: Convergence of mHealth, Telecomm Raises Many Concerns

    March 2013

    Squire Sanders lawyers Scott A. Edelstein and Mark D. Johnson recently took part in the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, where they presented “Legal Issues in the Convergence of Healthcare and Mobile Telecommunications.” Clinical Innovation+Technology highlighted their presentation, which provided an overview of the legal, regulatory and practical issues in implementing mobile telecommunications technology for healthcare applications, in the article ”HIMSS: Convergence of mHealth, Telecomm Raises Many Concerns.” At the heart of this growing industry dynamic is the increasing scrutiny now coming from various federal agencies in this area, including the US Food and Drug Administration and Federal Communications Commission. The article discusses the impact this will have on legal and regulatory aspects of related technologies, including mobile apps, now being driven by the growing demand for greater access to healthcare information.

    The article appears courtesy of Clinical Innovation+Technology.