FDA Commissioner Notes Importance of Scientific Evidence in Mobile Health Products
During the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., last week, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said that mobile health products acting as medical devices need to be regulated and approved based on scientific evidence and data. She said, "Medicine alone without proper context, thought and appropriate care will fall short ... It's up to all of us to make sure [mobile health technology] is used appropriately."
- "FDA Commissioner: mHealth Requires Scientific Evidence" (Gold, FierceHealthIT, 12/11).