Barbara Ficarra (@BarbaraFicarra) writes:
'Consumers need safe, reliable, trustworthy apps to help guide their health and wellness and help them manage their chronic diseases.
The health app world needs guidance. The vast assortment of apps to choose from makes it difficult for consumers to navigate. Which apps are reliable, trustworthy, and medically sound?
How do consumers navigate the crowded world of health apps?
"Common sense rules," Joseph Kvedar, M.D says. If consumers think it's a "magic app," it probably isn't.
It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be reside in the demands of consumers to be served with health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy, developed by companies who are not just those looking to "get rich quick'.
[AS: Relevance and reliability are clearly paramount when it comes to #mhealth apps; however, I'd add to that apps also need to be interesting, elegant, and functional in order to retain users' interest and support. I've started curating some health games that have caught my eye at healthgames.wordpress.com]
Via Andrew Spong