[Reblog] Could mHealth Apps Be a Reprise of the EHR? The Need For Clinician Input
“…. many app developers have little or no formal medical training and do not involve clinicians in the development process and may therefore be unaware of patient safety issues raised by inappropriate app content or functioning.”
Without the insights of seasoned real-world doctors and nurses, apps could end up with the same safety issues that are plaguing electronic health records, many of which were also developed with little regard to physician or nurse input.
In other words, just because it’s a “health” app doesn’t mean its necessarily so.
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