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
(closed for review but you can still tweet)
A Path to Better-Quality mHealth Apps
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.
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