FCC Making Big Changes to mHealth Industry.”

FCC Making Big Changes to mHealth Industry.”

FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, recently announced some big changes that will positively impact the mHealth industry. A wireless task force, CONNECT2HEALTHFCC, has been created to “bring together the expertise of the FCC on the critical intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health.” The goal of the FCC is to make wireless healthcare readily accessible to all Americans: “The Commission’s top priority must be to make networks work for everyone,” Wheeler said in a statement. “Broadband itself is not the goal – it’s what broadband enables. We must leverage all available technologies to ensure that advanced healthcare solutions are readily accessible to all Americans, from rural and remote areas to underserved inner cities. By identifying regulatory barriers and incentives and building stronger partnerships with stakeholders in the areas of telehealth, mobile applications, and telemedicine, we can expedite this vital shift.”

See full article along with some members of the task force: http://www.govhealthit.com/news/fcc-launches-wireless-health-task-force