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App certification a necessity, but a one-size-fits all philosophy not the right path

Back in late March,  FierceMobileHealthcare  reported on a paper published by a trio of physician that focused on the need for mHealth app review and certification, stipulating the benefits and need given the increasing adoption, and increasing development, of mHealth apps.

Stakeholders debate best approach for mHealth app assessment, certification

The issue of mHealth app review and certification is spurring a healthy professional debate between physicians and highlighting pros and cons in how best to tap such tools while ensuring patient safety, data security and fostering greater app innovation.

Why mHealth apps require risk assessment, framework prior to use

Mobile healthcare apps pose "significant potential for harm," and require the development of a risk assessment model as well as a framework for supporting clinical use of apps, according to a new study by Warwick Medical School researchers.

Apple HealthKit lures Cerner, Athenahealth into development efforts

Two top electronic health record providers are on the Apple HealthKit bandwagon and developing apps aimed at helping patients with chronic illness and fostering data sharing between care givers and patients, according to a Reuters report.

Health issues, not software choices, should be focus when prescribing mHealth apps

As mobile apps take root within healthcare, one physician says the focus shouldn't be on prescribing apps but helping patients determine what health factors need to be tracked by mHealth apps and devices.

Lawmakers lobby feds to update regulatory guidance for mHealth apps

Two congressmen are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to develop "clear, easily accessible and up to date regulatory guidance" regarding mobile applications.

Apple's HealthKit faces setback after bug puts apps on hold

Apple's newest software update is now available for download, but one of its most highly anticipated features--at least for the healthcare industry--is not available.

Stanford, Duke to pilot Apple HealthKit

A pair of university-related hospitals plan to put Apple's HealthKit offering to the test with a focus on improving patient care through streamlined processes.

App group lobbying for HIPAA changes to foster software innovation

A mobile software industry group is lobbying a lawmaker to help speed innovation and app development for the healthcare sector without sacrificing security and privacy protection.

In the shadow of Apple's mHealth hype, BlackBerry looms as a darkhorse

Perhaps overlooked in all of the Apple news from this past week, BlackBerry has indicated that it, too, is researching wearables and investigating mHealth opportunities.