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Building Quality into Health Apps from the start

There have been some excellent articles released recently that we want to draw your attention to, as there is no shortage of interest in Mobile Health (or mHealth) software development, but it needs to be balanced against considerations of clinical effectiveness, patient engagement, confidentiality, privacy, data leverage and 'recommendability'.

We'll be factoring aspects of these into our next round of briefings for attendees, so do encourage you to spend some time understanding the content of them:

Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2016/feb/1863_singh_framework_evaluating_mobile_health_apps_ib_v2.pdf

Mobile Applications Rating Scale - Young and Well CRC: http://www.youngandwellcrc.org.au/knowledge-hub/publications/mars/

ABC News: "Majority of mental health apps based on flimsy evidence, if any at all, research finds": http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-25/mental-health-apps-based-on-flimsy-evidence/7200510

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