ARLINGTON, Va. – The Consumer Technology Association has named Rene Quashie as its first-ever vice president of policy and regulatory affairs of digital health. Quashie will provide guidance on key technical and regulatory issues relating to consumer digital health and wellness technology products, services, software and apps. “Innovations in health tech help consumers lead healthier lives, care for their loved ones and better connect with their doctors,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, an advocacy group for technological innovation, in a statement. “Rene’s expertise will build on our already successful work in this sector and help CTA be an even stronger advocate for digital health innovators.” Quashie will also work on behalf of CTA’s Health and Fitness Technology Division, which supports the consumer health technology industry through education, research, standards work, policy initiatives and more. CTA works closely with the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the National Coordinator and other related government agencies. Quashie comes to CTA from the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, where he focused on telehealth and mobile health regulatory issues.
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