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Mobile Medical Apps Gold Rush Needs Scrutiny
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360mobilesolutions
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5/16/2012 | 8:32:25 PM
re: Mobile Medical Apps Gold Rush Needs Scrutiny
Healthcare is experiencing a myriad of changes in the administrative, legislative and technology pillars, with each contributing to the dynamic as we know it.
justaskjul
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5/18/2012 | 7:52:17 PM
re: Mobile Medical Apps Gold Rush Needs Scrutiny
I definitely think the biggest problem will be apps that are created with no clinical input. I recently saw a very cool app for detecting skin cancer. Then the developer admitted he had no background in medicine and knew very little about melanoma/skin cancer.
ACT Mobile Solutions
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7/12/2012 | 4:38:09 PM
re: Mobile Medical Apps Gold Rush Needs Scrutiny
This was interesting to me seeing as we specialise in healthcare mobile applications. I'm surprised by what you said about these applications not being properly researched - especially considering the important nature of these applications and what they are going to be used for. When you say 'researched' do you mean 'tested' as well? Testing is another key aspect of healthcare applications. Infact there are lots of different areas that need to be investigated/planned, type of application (tablet or phone), user interface, the back end, security and encryption, data proliferation, analytics and reporting, bug testing etc. but I'd say the 'research' side of things is more up to the customer than anything else, due to their expert knowledge and how best the application is going to be used.
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9/23/2012 | 2:22:17 AM
re: Mobile Medical Apps Gold Rush Needs Scrutiny
While healthcare IT is definitely experiencing it's growing pains and people jumping in for the wrong reason, I believe that the bad will be weeded out shortly and we will have better systems at the end of the day. This is what happened in the internet bubble and it too will happen with the healthcare IT bubble.
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