Category Archives: Policy

Mobile medical apps: lobbying in the USA

The FDA is the responsible organisation for the regulation of medical devices in the USA. In a proactive move, the FDA published draft guidance (21 July 2011) for what it defined as “mobile medical applications”, and invited comments from industry … Continue reading

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City law firm opines on health app regulation

Simmons & Simmons, a respected law firm headquartered in the City of London, have published an article on their interpretation of the regulation of health apps currently in force in the UK, as well as where future EU regulation could … Continue reading

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How safe is that app? Mersey Burns is the first app to be registered as a Class I medical device by the MHRA

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8AM GMT ON 10 JANUARY 2012 UK charity draws attention to the regulation of health apps and publishes guidance document to help health professionals, organisations, patients and industry 10 January 2012, London – A new app, Mersey Burns, … Continue reading

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Digital Healthcare 2012 – where’s your ID?

As we start the new year, there’s been no shortage of predictions across the tech press of themes to watch in 2012. TechCrunch’s 6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012 is perhaps the most relevant for our readership, and … Continue reading

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d4 survey presentation at The King’s Fund

We are presenting the results from our survey on mobile phone usage by health care professionals in the UK today at The King’s Fund.  It’s part of the Mobile Healthcare Industry Review 2010, an event we’re glad to be headlining. … Continue reading

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Policy and economics: Two obstacles to greater mobile phone use by health care professionals

The recent change in guidance issued to NHS Trusts by the Department of Health has added further legitimacy to the use of mobile phones by health care professionals (HCPs). For more information, please see Using mobile phones in UK hospitals: what … Continue reading

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Using mobile phones in UK hospitals: what are the rules and is it safe?

Until recently, a blanket ban on mobile phones in hospitals applied across the UK. The rationale was primarily due to concerns about potential interference with medical equipment, although the evidence for this has always been limited. Mobile phones less risky … Continue reading

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