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FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

The U.S. government and health care industry are engaged in a complex set of conversations, proposals and negotiations about the regulation of connected health tools, including software, devices and cloud services. The 113th Congress and relevant agencies are involved, including FDA, FCC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), as are health IT, medical device, telecommunications and consumer sectors.  Read more about the substantive debate issues…

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

When looking to the future of digital and connected health, it is important to look at how far the health care system has come in the last few years. Take a look at the evolution of healthcare in this infographic by University of Southern California Online and tell us how you think digital health will affect [...]

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
An Important Step for Connected Health

An Important Step for Connected Health

Health care has become slightly more connected, less regulated and open to innovation.  The FDA announced on Friday that it intends to reduce the regulatory burden for medical device data systems (MDDS) that use hardware and software to transfer, store, convert format and display medical device data without controlling or altering the functionality of connected [...]

June 23, 2014 | Reply More
Non-Healthcare Companies are Embracing Personal Health

Non-Healthcare Companies are Embracing Personal Health

Since before the WLSA was officially formed, we have suggested to major company leadership that being on the socially correct side of health issues would enhance their brand and value.

Non-healthcare companies are increasingly becoming involved in personal health. The environmental movement lead to this type of cultural change in which all companies in the public eye have examined their impact on natural resources, taken some steps to reduce it and tell the world about their activities on the “Sustainability” tab on their home page.

June 12, 2014 | Reply More
2014 Convergence Summit Summary

2014 Convergence Summit Summary

The WLSA’s 9th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit took place May 14-16, 2014, at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego. The conference opened with a private session on May 14 for WLSA Members featuring presentations on crowdfunding and investments in connected health. The general sessions of the conference began on May 15, with brief remarks by Robert McCray, WLSA President & CEO, recounting how far the field of wireless and connected health has come since the first WLSA Convergence Summit in 2006.

The 2014 Summit program consisted of 8 segments of content focused on what is working in connected health today, and what can be learned from these early successes to drive greater success in the future. Each segment featured a combination of individual speakers, panel discussions, and audience response.

June 11, 2014 | Reply More
2014 Convergence Summit Wrap Up

2014 Convergence Summit Wrap Up

The 9th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit By Nicholas T. Vu University of California – San Diego Pharm.D. Candidate 2015 Twitter: @nicholasvu nvu@ucsd.edu CSummit14 Write Up by Nick Vu Abstract __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A report on The 9th Annual Wireless Life Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit, held at the Omni Hotel, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., May 14th-16th, 2014. Meeting Report [...]

June 9, 2014 | Reply More
WATCH: Boomer Summit: A Conversation with Robert McCray

WATCH: Boomer Summit: A Conversation with Robert McCray

Rob McCray was a speaker at the 2014 Boomer Summit in San Diego, CA where he was interviewed by Gregg Masters. The conversation covers healthcare, technology, and the boomer consumer. Join us at the 2014 Convergence Summit! May 15-16, 2014 in San Diego, CA.

April 30, 2014 | Reply More
Rob McCray’s Response to “Reining in FDA regulation of mobile health apps” Blog Post

Rob McCray’s Response to “Reining in FDA regulation of mobile health apps” Blog Post

WLSA’s President and CEO Rob McCray commented on Nita Farahany post in the Washington Post blog, “Reinging in FDA regulation of mobile health apps.” Farahany wrote in support of both the House SOFTWARE Act and the Senate PROTECT Act, which aim to have less FDA oversight on mobile medical apps, sparking quite a lively discussion.  To [...]

March 27, 2014 | Reply More
Connected Health and Privacy – Can we have both?

Connected Health and Privacy – Can we have both?

Can consumers trust their health information to a private company?  This is a question that Kara Swisher posed to Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe, who did not have a clear answer.  As reported, the conversation was as follows: “I had a health issue a few months ago and you knew about it, and I didn’t know [...]

March 12, 2014 | Reply More
Top Down Technology Needs Bottoms Up Demand

Top Down Technology Needs Bottoms Up Demand

The following article, by Rob McCray, President & CEO, WLSA, has been used as the forward to the book, “mHealth Innovation” from HiMSS Books.  Are you attending HiMSS 2014 Annual Conference? Stop by the bookstore in Lobby C and pick up your copy or purchase it online at http://ebooks.himss.org/product/mhealth-innovation.   What is the state of mHealth?  When will [...]

February 24, 2014 | Reply More