AMA October 8, 2019
Andis Robeznieks

Collaboratively developed guidelines for the privacy, content, security, design and operability of mobile health (mHealth) apps have been released. Compliance with the guidelines can provide a level of assurance that an app delivers value to patients, physicians and other users.

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TheĀ guidelines were developed by Xcertia, a nonprofit founded by the AMA and other major health and technology organizations. They address concerns that have hindered the use of mHealth apps. Fears that an app may expose personal health information, that its content is inaccurate or that its functionality is limited have slowed adoption of mHealth digital...