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A Look at the Medical Technology Showcase

July 27th, 2010 by Mohit Kaushal - Digital Healthcare Director


Over the last two days we’ve partnered with the Food and Drug Administration to host a wireless medical technology showcase. With over twenty exhibitors displaying their cutting edge devices and six superb panels it has been an eventful meeting. We’ve put together a video blog looking at some of the latest devices in the medical arena. Join Chairman Genachowski, FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg and Federal Chief Technology Officer Annesh Chopra as we have a look.

FCC-FDA Meet Monday-Tuesday on Wireless Medical Device Innovation

July 21st, 2010 by Mohit Kaushal - Digital Healthcare Director

It’s been several months since the release of the National Broadband Plan and things are still extremely busy. The feedback on the healthcare chapter was very positive and we are now very excited to be working with the FDA and holding a joint meeting next Monday and Tuesday. The FCC has worked with the FDA for many years and we are looking forward to enhancing this co-ordination for future devices and applications.

The area of mobile health is a new and very innovative area within healthcare and holds the promise of both cost reduction and improved outcomes. Our goal is to clarify and delineate the respective areas of expertise and jurisdiction between the agencies. The meeting marks the beginning of a process through which the agencies will provide appropriate clarifications in the future based on the input gathered.

The response to the meeting has been tremendous with over 250 people signed up to attend including Julius Genachowski JD, chairman of the FCC and Margaret Hamburg MD, commissioner of the FDA, and Aneesh Chopra, White House Chief Technology Officer.  Over 20 of the most innovative companies in the space will be showcasing their solutions; everything from wireless medical technologies that can restore function in paralyzed limbs to technologies that can measure heart function anywhere and anytime including in a patient’s home.

There will also be a series of sessions, which will consist of presenters followed by round table discussions. I am also thrilled at the representation we have from numerous stakeholders within these sessions. Don Jones, Adam Darkins MD, Joe Smith MD PhD and Kaveh Safavi MD amongst many more will be providing their invaluable insights to the conversation. If you can't be there in person, watch online at

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