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Currently accepted at: JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Date Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
Open Peer Review Period: Mar 15, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018
Date Accepted: Jun 16, 2018
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This paper has been accepted and is currently in production.

It will appear shortly on 10.2196/10414

The final accepted version (not copyedited yet) is in this tab.

The final, peer-reviewed published version of this preprint can be found here:

A Path to Better-Quality mHealth Apps

Larson RS

A Path to Better-Quality mHealth Apps

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(7):e10414

DOI: 10.2196/10414

PMID: 30061091

PMCID: 6090170

A Path to Better-Quality mHealth Apps

  • Richard S Larson

ABSTRACT

The rapid growth of mobile health (mHealth) apps has resulted in confusion among health care providers and the public about which products rely on evidence-based medicine. Only a small subset of mHealth apps are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The system similar to that used to accredit and certify laboratory testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment offers a potential model for ensuring basic standards of quality and safety for mHealth apps. With these products expanding into the realm of diagnosis and treatment, physicians and consumers are in a strong position to demand oversight that delivers safe and high-quality mHealth apps.


 Citation

Please cite as:

Larson RS

A Path to Better-Quality mHealth Apps

JMIR mHealth and uHealth. (forthcoming/in press)

DOI: 10.2196/10414

URL: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/10414

PMID: 30061091

PMCID: 6090170

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