Feds want feedback on potential elements for planned health IT regulatory framework

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Communications Commission jointly published a request for information in today's Federal Register asking for "broad input" on what elements should be considered for a risk-based regulatory framework to be proposed for health IT. The framework, which is called for under the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act passed last summer, will include mobile medical applications, promote innovation and protect patient safety while avoiding regulatory duplication. Request for information

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