F.D.A. to Regulate Some Health Apps

F.D.A. to Regulate Some Health Apps 150 150 IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM)

The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it would regulate only a small portion of the rapidly expanding universe of mobile health applications, software programs that run on smartphones and tablets and perform the same functions as medical devices.
Agency officials said their goal is to oversee apps that function like medical devices, performing ultrasounds, for example, and that could potentially pose risks to patients.
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