Application Developers Alliance Encouraged by Mobile App Provision in FDA Legislation

Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2012)Today, the Application Developers Alliance applauded Congress directing three federal agencies to ensure that government regulation of medical mobile apps “promotes innovation, protects patient safety, and avoids regulatory duplication.”  The Alliance also urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to convene quickly a Congressionally authorized working group of external stakeholders.  That working group should ensure that the three agencies – including the National Coordinator on Health IT and the Federal Communications Commission – have access to app developer expertise when developing their strategic plan.