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Majority of popular health apps have no privacy policies

Mobile health (mHealth) customers shopping for applications (apps) should be aware of app privacy practices so they can make informed decisions about purchase and use. A recent paper assessed the availability, scope, and transparency of mHealth app privacy policies on

Posted in Apps, Regulation, Requirements Engineering, Software Development, Technology, Validation

How to build successful mobile pharma Apps

Pharmaceutical companies have a great opportunity to provide clinically effective solutions both as stand-alone interventions and as a means to revolutionise patient support. But some statistics suggest 90% of health apps are deleted or not used again after 10 days,

Posted in Apps, Requirements Engineering, Software Development, Technology, Uncategorized, Validation

Apps and the business process model

On 14 June 2013, Martyn Ould presented at our seminar on apps in pharmaceutical R&D on the subject of apps and the business process model. Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Martyn began by telling us of

Posted in Design, Events, Requirements Engineering, Software Development, Systems Thinking, Technology

Requirements vs Specifications

One of the areas of confusion within industry, including the IT Industry itself, concerns the difference between ‘user requirements specifications’, ‘functional specifications’, ‘functional requirements’, etc., when developing computer systems.  The confusion commonly stems from both a lack of standardisation of

Posted in Design, Requirements Engineering, Software Development, Validation