August 2, 2016
By: Linda A. Malek
Linda A. Malek (Moses & Singer, LLP) offered a legal perspective on the use of emerging health technologies. Wearable biosensors and mobile applications are changing the way health care is delivered to millions of people. Activity and heart rate trackers, smart clothing that provides vital-sign monitoring, smart patches, and even smart pills, are being used to help individuals (and often their physicians) with medication compliance, disease management, and pain management. App and device developers must be aware that certain federal and state agencies, particularly those charged with protecting the privacy of individuals’ health information, may have oversight authority over their technology, as well as the data that they may be collecting.