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New Alliance to Lead Development of mHealth App Guidelines

Report Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App SalesFour organizations announced today they are forming a new, multi-stakeholder collaboration, Xcertia, dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and effectiveness of mobile health applications.

“The initial supporters of the collaboration include the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), DHX Group, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS),” reads a provided statement.

As a nonprofit corporation, Xcertia will establish and promote best practices for mobile health apps. Xcertia’s membership and governing board will be open to broad representation from consumers, developers, payers, clinicians, academia and others with an interest in the development of guidelines for mobile health apps.

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Black Book Rolls Out New Healthcare Mobile Survey Apps

Black Book Rolls Out New Healthcare Mobile Survey AppsAhead of the weekend, Black Book Research, a surveyor of tech users, announced the release of mobile survey and polling applications for IOS and Android.

In addition to Black Book’s online web surveys, panel interviews and call center conducted assessments, the firm added recent improvements in the choice of survey digital experiences to shed new light on the demands, preferences and recommendations of the all user levels among healthcare software products and services, a provided statement explains.

We’re told that over 1,400 vendors are included in the survey apps with the option for respondents to write-in a vendor’s name if it does not appear.
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Developers Encouraged to Enhance Healthcare via Digital Apps

Developers Encouraged to Enhance Healthcare via Digital Apps Omron Healthcare, Inc. recently announced the release of the Omron Application Program Interface (API) and invited mobile app developers to participate in open-source collaboration.

With the open API, developers can connect to and interact with Omron APIs using HTTPS-based request/response scenario-supported programming language and platforms.

To build a productive environment of collaboration, developers are now able to access and integrate valuable, multidimensional data on market and technology advancements from Omron.

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FTC Aims to Offer Guidance on mHealth Apps

FTCMAW is reporting today that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is rolling out a new web-based tool for mHealth app developers to assist in their important work and offer guidance in the process.

“It’s specifically designed to help developers understand what federal laws and regulations might apply to their apps,” MAW notes.

The FTC offering was created in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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mHealth Apps Continue Booming Business in App Stores

Mobile Apps Ready to Meet the Medication Adherence ChallengeAccording to a new report first summarized this week by MAW, app stores remain the number one distribution channel for mHealth apps.

“Fifty two percent of mHealth experts rate app stores, such as Apple App Store or Google Play, to be the best channels from which to distribute mHealth apps for the next five years,” asserts a new publication from Research2Guidance.

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80% of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and More

80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreAn alarming new report highlighted this week by Healthcare IT News reveals that 84 percent of U.S. FDA-approved health apps (those tested by IT security vendor Arxan Technologies) have not returned favorable results.

All told, this group “did not adequately address at least two of the Open Web Application Security Project top 10 risks.”

Most health apps are susceptible to code tampering and reverse-engineering, two of the most common hacking techniques, the report found. Ninety-five percent of the FDA-approved apps lack binary protection and have insufficient transport layer protection, leaving them open to hacks that could result in privacy violations, theft of personal health information, as well as device tampering and patient safety issues.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

Remote Process Monitoring Usage to Climb Through 2019Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Beachbody Brings Health & Fitness App to Apple TV
With the Apple TV App Store growing by leaps and bounds, it’s not only game makers targeting the new platform. Those looking to make users happier and healthier are also bringing their creations to the platform.

New Apigee Survey Reveals Mobile’s Role in Managing Health and Wellness
On Tuesday, Apigee announced the results of the Apigee Institute’s 2015 Digital Impact Survey. The survey in question identifies health and wellness management as an industry in which smartphones and apps are changing behavior among a majority of connected consumers.
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