Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mobile App for Chronic Pain Study

Manage My Pain is a mobile app designed to capture real-time experiences of individuals with chronic pain in a diary that physicians can use to monitor their patients’ conditions, as well as provide people suffering from chronic pain with feedback

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Too many mHealth apps, too little verification

The mHealth app industry faces some major challenges with data security, user privacy and regulatory concerns often cited as top worries. Despite this, consumer downloads of mHealth apps hit 660 million in 2013, according to a report from the IMS

Posted in Apps, Regulation, Security, Software Development, Technology, Validation

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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