Patient Advocacy Groups Tell Federal Officials Not To Rush Health IT Regulations
On Monday, 15 patient advocacy organizations sent a letter urging federal officials not to rush a federal work group on the development of a risk-based regulatory framework for the health information technology industry. The patient groups noted that regulations "must be implemented in a balanced way that also fosters innovation and encourages adoption of these technologies." The groups recommended that federal agencies work with congressional lawmakers to create a new risk-based statutory framework for regulating health IT and develop oversight methods for health IT, including mobile applications.
"Patient Orgs Urge Balanced Oversight of Health IT" (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 7/31).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.