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MHRAs mobile app for adverse event reporting

The MHRA has moved its Yellow Card Scheme into the mobile age, launching a smartphone app that allows patients to report potential side-effects and adverse reactions directly to the regulator. The medicines regulator’s free new app – which is also

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FDA turns to Google for help spotting adverse events

The FDA has approached Google for help identifying adverse drug events in search data. The regulator hooked up with Google to access the insights of Evgeniy Gabrilovich who has published papers on the subject of mining search queries for adverse event

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Poor quality reproductive health apps

Reproductive health care providers need recommendations on applications (apps) for patient use, particularly apps for menstrual cycle and fertility tracking, because these apps are frequently downloaded by women and can be used by clinicians when evaluating menstrual problems. However, a

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Mobile Apps and Real World Evidence

The randomised clinical trial (RCT) has long been the gold standard in drug development but this tightly controlled environment provides a poor picture of how a new therapy will fare in the real world. So-called real-world evidence (RWE) may not

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Unreliable Asthma Apps

An early study of first generation asthma diagnostic apps identified many were unvalidated, contained errors and offered therapeutic interventions that were not evidence based. Since those early days clinicians, policy groups and regulators have actively discussed the quality and safety

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Insulin dosing apps are unreliable and prone to error

A recent study led by the Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College London has found that the majority of insulin dosing apps are unreliable and put patients at risk of getting incorrect doses of insulin. Huckvale and colleagues found 46

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VirtualPV and BaseCon at the European DIA

VirtualPV and their partners BaseCon look forward to meeting you at this years European DIA conference being held in Paris between 13-15 April. Please visit our exhibition stand (Booth 3.D01) and let us show you the latest version of our

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Consumers want government oversight on health apps

Around 90 percent of young people think there should be some governmental regulation and oversight for digital health apps, according to a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia survey of 3,000 consumers. Findings from this survey were presented at the mHealth Summit

Posted in Apps, Patient Safety, Regulation, Security

Patient safety protocols require a wearable!

A California hospital has begun requiring certain patients use a wearable remote patient monitoring device in order to comply with internal patient safety protocols. Chino Valley Medical Center is employing the Leaf Patient Monitoring System from Pleasanton-based Leaf Healthcare. The

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WEB-RADR – a 3 year wait for an app that’s already available

WEB-RADR is a three-year industry/regulator project which, amongst other things, will be looking to develop a mobile app for healthcare professionals and the public to report suspected ADRs to national EU regulators. BUT WHY WAIT 3+ years – a validated

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