FCC Hires “Health Care Director,” Unleashes Mobile Health Innovation Initiatives
So, now the FCC is in the healthcare business, too? Leave that and more money in the damned private sector and let them do some things for a change. Government is the only thing growing under this regime.
The Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, says his agency will create the position of Health Care Director, who will function as the central contact for external groups on all health-related issues. The move is one of several steps designed to pave the way to making mobile health technology an integral part of medical care within five years.
Genachowski outlined the FCCs plans this week at a press event held at the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, where a report by the mHealth Task Force was unveiled. The report includes a list of recommendations calling on government, academia, and industry to expand their collaboration and adopt policies aimed at enabling and proliferating mobile health technologies.