The market for medical mobile apps is projected to reach $14 billion by 2020. This rapid, high-volume growth is being driven by the adoption of mobile computing among caregivers who want accuracy and speed in the diagnosis and treatment of medical issues. The largest market worldwide is the US followed by Asia-Pacific. Among the key drivers of this growth are expanding connectivity and the increased use of medical apps to provide care to patients locally as well as in remote locations.
On March 16, Diane Romza-Kutz and Fredric Roth V will present a TCLE on "Mobile medical apps and FDA’s new cybersecurity guidance: It’s a new world.” This third webinar in the Cloud Computing Series will provide an overview of this area, define medical mobile apps, discuss when these apps are just accessories to a smartphone and when the app becomes a regulated medical device. They will also discuss Medical Device Data Systems, where data are stored and displayed.
Some of these issues and developments were explored on our Health Law Checkup blog and can be found here.
If you are engaged in the manufacture or the distribution of medical mobile apps, or a physicians or staff member implementing medical mobile apps in your practices, feel free to participate in this worthwhile TCLE. Here's the link.