Australian researchers sum up risks with medical apps | MobiHealthNews

Nice summary of the potential pitfalls for medical apps intended for use by medical professionals. Their last major area of concern:

Finally, the researchers cite concerns about medical app developers. Developers may lack an understanding of healthcare contexts and standards. They may be using data mining tools as mentioned above. They may also have included very little (if any) end user input during the design of their apps, which could lead to safety risks and inaccurate information or algorithms.

We need to generate a robust developer community that includes physicians in order to create a generation of great digital tools specifically designed for doctors.

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