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Thank goodness, the FDA could start regulating healthcare IT systems

18:37 EST 24 Feb 2010 | The Healthcare IT Guy

A few years ago I wrote that the FDA should be paying closer attention to healthcare IT systems and consider regulating those systems the same as any other medical devices. After all, some healthcare IT systems can kill just as easily as medical devices. I hate quoting myself, but here’s what I wrote back in 2005: If the FDA were paying attention, they would see that lots of hospital information systems, especially those making it over to the clinical side through clinical decision support, should really be regulated.

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