Monday, June 29, 2009

Impact of iPhone and Other Wireless Technologies on FCC and FDA Policy

Availability of powerful wireless phones (e.g., iPhone) and new mobile healthcare applications and services that support patient monitoring or help patients manage conditions and treatment regimens raises questions of policy implications for the FCC and the FDA. The FCC has jurisdiction over the use of the electromagnetic spectrum used by cellphones and devices that are attached to or are implanted in patients to monitor and transmit information wirelessly to health care providers. The FDA is responsible for approving medical devices before they are made available to the public....MORE