Untested health apps

Posted on July 18, 2013

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How helpful can an untested health app be?

It’s hit or miss.

Should you buy one that doesn’t prove it is medically safe and accurate?

No!

Are mobile health apps useful?

Don’t know.

The medical profession can’t get a handle on them. Just because a techie can develop a way to make my smartphone or tablet produce nice charts doesn’t mean I should use the app to monitor my health.

I wish mobile apps were better understood.

via Great potential for mHealth, but rigorous research is needed – FierceMobileHealthcare.

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