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When To Ignore That Mobile Health App
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jaysimmons
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2/8/2013 | 10:23:29 PM
re: When To Ignore That Mobile Health App
Unfortunately we live in a world filled with very gullible people. Many people are being misled by mobile health apps claiming to provide solutions for ailments but in reality are bogus. The more we can educate people as to what to look at when shopping for mobile health apps the better off everybody will be. If they no longer turn to the bogus apps, but turn to more effective apps, we may see a decline in their production and availability. Technology has huge potential when it comes to health, but people always have to be aware that not everything thatG«÷s out there is beneficial.

Jay Simmons
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1/30/2013 | 7:45:56 PM
re: When To Ignore That Mobile Health App
The rapid rate of mobile health adoption reflects the convenience and utility inherent in mobile apps and devices. Health systems have an opportunity to meet patients where they are increasingly turning for health management: mobile devices. This is patient engagement at its most powerful. Engaged patients will increasingly drive a health system's success. Today that means HCAHPS and readmissions. Tomorrow that means population health and ACOs. Smart health systems understand that and are investing in mobile. For others, the window will eventually close and their patients will turn elsewhere for health management.

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1/14/2013 | 10:03:14 PM
re: When To Ignore That Mobile Health App
Sandy

I'd like to learn more about this Certification program.

Paul Cerrato
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1/14/2013 | 9:38:30 PM
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As the Director of Happtique's Health App Certification Program, I couldnG«÷t agree with you more. While there are many powerful and innovative apps created specifically for mHealth, it is critical to separate the wheat from the chaff. This is particularly important given the exponential increase of medical, health, and fitness apps in the marketplace (now estimated to be over 40,000 across all platforms). To realize the potential benefits and outcomes of integrating mHealth into patient care and daily life, providers and consumers need the tools to help them identify trustworthy, reliable mHealth apps. That was the very impetus for creating the Health App Certification Program, with identified standards and associated performance requirements. We will assess the operability, privacy, security, and content of such apps, including the source of that content (whether referenced clinical research, claims made, or any other documentation/support). Apps that successfully meet our standards will be granted certification status and receive the Health App Certification ProgramG«÷s seal of approval. We are currently finalizing the standards and intend to launch the Program in conjunction with our certification partners early this year. The Health App Certification Program will play a pivotal role in creating confidence in the marketplace by identifying effective mHealth apps, thereby allowing providers, consumers, and others to truly harness the power of mHealth technology.
Sandy Maliszewski
Happtique
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1/7/2013 | 3:03:06 PM
re: When To Ignore That Mobile Health App
It is amazing what people will buy based upon what the company states it does without investigation. I have to agree there are a number of health applications that are very useful and then there are a couple I have downloaded looked at once and have yet to ever use them again. What really sucks is when professionals in the health industry use these applications and maybe get misinformed themselves. I think that is a much larger concern then the average consumer.

Paul Sprague
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