Health Apps: Where Do They Make Sense


mha-logoHealth Apps-Where do they make sense?, a white paper published March 2014 and based on a seminar held at the King’s Fund, London, 28 October 2013, summarizes issues related to health apps from the perspectives of patients, standards, and policies.

The seminar’s five key messages:

  • Overhauling healthcare systems–making them patient-centric
  • Engaging doctors in the prescribing of health apps
  • Overseeing quality standards for health apps
  • Ensuring that health apps remain of a high standard throughout their lifetime
  • Considerations for policymakers wishing to oversee health apps

While the context was British healthcare, the messages are easily translated to U.S. and Canadian patients, providers, and healthcare.

read the white paper

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