September 2014

Lack of clinician input in mHealth app development

10 September 2014

There are around 40,000 healthcare apps available for smartphones and there has been concern for some time that many apps do not have appropriate clinician input and are not evidence-based. In recent research we have undertaken and published in the journal Breast we looked at all apps available for breast diseases including breast cancer. Only a small percentage of apps (less than 13%) demonstrated any clinician involvement. Potential safety concerns were identified in 15% of apps. You can read more here.