FDA sets up center to 'modernize' digital health regulations

Modern Healthcare: The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a new center tasked with coordinating and supporting the agency's efforts to "modernize" its approach to regulating digital health technologies, such as apps and wearables categorized as medical devices.

The vision for the center is to provide manufacturers, FDA staff and others with resources to help speed development of digital technologies that are safe and effective, FDA officials said. The Digital Health Center of Excellence will sit within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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