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Greenspun: FDA mHealth regulations won't stifle innovation

Health IT can fix healthcare despite meaningful use delays, a lack of EHR interoperability and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs spooked by the FDA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Health IT might have some large obstacles to overcome, according to Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior advisor for healthcare transformation and technology at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, but he believes technology still holds the key to lowering U.S. healthcare costs while boosting quality of care.

In this podcast, Greenspun breaks down several thorny issues facing health IT, from political opposition to lack of interoperability between EHR systems, along with a hot topic of conversation among developers here at the 2013 mHealth Summit -- FDA mHealth regulations that some Silicon Valley developers claim will stifle innovation.

Let us know what you think about the story; email Don Fluckinger, news director or contact @DonFluckinger on Twitter.

This was first published in December 2013

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