SubCMT to evaluate mobile health apps
Leaders will look at whether mobile health apps improve the accessibility, affordability and delivery of care to patients. The apps are able to monitor fetal heartbeats, measure chronic health conditions and offer decision-making support to physicians in clinics.
The meeting is part of the “Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps” movement. This series will continue through next week with this hearing, when members will discuss how the apps have disrupted how doctors and patients interact with one another through the health care system.
“Health care apps are disrupting the way patients engage with their doctors and medical data, transforming the industry as we know it,” Burgess said. “With the tap of a finger, patients can download apps to monitor vital health data like heart rate and blood sugar and give them immediate access to their physician and other life-saving services and information. The potential of this technology to reduce health care costs, while also increasing the quality and accessibility of care, is incredibly promising. This hearing will explore how these apps are disrupting and modernizing the health care industry while bringing it into the 21st century.”
The SubCMT has scheduled the hearing for 10:15 a.m. on July 13. Leaders will meet in room 2322, Rayburn House Office Building.
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U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515