Has mHealth reached its tipping point? Speakers at the World Congress on mHealth and Telehealth suggest that indeed it has, and that a new paradigm is emerging in which doctors will "do what they should on mobile, not what they can on mobile."
At the 4th Annual mHealth World Congress, Bakul Patel, an FDA policy director, tells attendees that people "have to understand the risks and the intentions." Privacy and security topics also took center stage at the conference.
The questions and comments are pouring in over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's draft guidance on mobile medical apps, making it obvious that the government's first attempt to clarify its regulatory authority over this fast-growing field won’t be the last.