Becker's Healthcare February 13, 2020
Jackie Drees

Consumers want mobile health applications that are both safe and secure as well as easy to interact with, according to the American Medical Association.

To achieve adequate usability, mobile apps must incorporate the five following usability principles: learnability, efficiency, memorability, prevention of errors and user satisfaction, according to guidelines developed by Xcertia. The independent nonprofit was founded by AMA and other health and technology organizations.

Here are 10 items to consider when designing a mobile health app to improve usability, according to Xcertia guidelines:

1. Visual design should promote content clarity and user engagement without distractions.

2. Text should be readable and not...