Congressional Hearing To Focus On Entrepreneurs, Mobile Medical Apps

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 21, 2013

The House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology will hold a hearing on June 27 to highlight entrepreneurs creating healthcare apps, according to the subcommittee's announcement.

"Entrepreneurs are creating groundbreaking mobile apps to help empower consumers to make better health care decisions, allow patients to access critical health data at any time and anywhere and guide physicians to diagnose or monitor potential conditions," wrote Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and Technology, in a June 20 hearing notice to subcommittee members.

In the notice, Collins cited a study that found that 78 percent of the top app developers are small businesses. "These apps, providing 500,000 jobs and nearly $25 billion in revenue, are also helping to grow the economy," he said.