US Laws Supporting the Development of mHealth Technologies & Use of Open Standards
Regulatory Flexibiity Act (RFA) P.L. 96.354 (Initiatives have expanded Internationally - Other nations have drawn upon, and in some cases morw fully developed, various elements of the RFA)
The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) Law 104-113, promotes the use of voluntary consensus standards for both regulation and procurement at the federal level.
Next Generation Internet Research Act of 1998 - Amends the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to include among its purposes: (1) promoting the more rapid development and wider distribution of networking management and development tools; and (2) promoting the rapid adoption of open network standards. Directs that the National High-Performance Computing Program provide for: (1) the development of technologies to advance Internet capacity and capabilities; and (2) high-performance testbed networks to enable the research, development, and demonstration of advanced networking technologies and to develop and demonstrate advanced applications.
High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 - Title I: High-Performance Computing and the National Research and Education Network - Directs the President to implement the National High-Performance Computing Program. Sets forth Network requirements, including: (1) fostering and maintaining competition and private sector investment in high-speed data networking within the telecommunications industry; (2) promoting the development of commercial data communications and telecommunications standards;
Sets forth Program requirements, including: (1) setting goals and priorities for Federal high-performance computing research, development, and networking; (2) providing for interagency coordination; (3) providing for oversight of the operation and evolution of the National Research and Education Network provided for in this Act; (4) improving software; (5) acceleration of high-performance computer system development; (6) technical support and research and development of software and hardware needed to address fundamental problems in science, healthcare and engineering (Grand Challenges);
HPC Act as Amended by NGI Research Act and America COMPETES Act
(4) ‘Internet’ means the international computer network of both Federal and non-Federal interoperable data networks;(6) A 1991 report entitled ‘Grand Challenges: High-Performance Computing and Communications’ by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, outlining a research and development strategy for high-performance computing, provides a framework for a multiagency high-performance computing program. Such a program would provide American researchers and educators with the computer and information resources they need, and demonstrate how advanced computers, high-capacity and high-speed networks, and electronic data bases can improve the national information infrastructure for use by all Americans. (7) Additional research must be undertaken to lay the foundation for the development of new applications that can result in economic growth, improved health care, and improved educational opportunities.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND NETWORK SECURITY– Pursuant to the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-235; 101 Stat. 1724) (1) conduct basic and applied measurement research to support high-performance computing systems and networks; (2) develop standards, guidelines, measurement techniques, and test methods for interoperability of high-performance computers in networks and common user interfaces to systems; and (3) develop benchmark tests and standards for high-performance computers and software.
European Commission - Radio & Telecommunications Directive 1999/5/EC