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Health apps and health policy: what is needed?

Bates DW, Landman A, Levine DM. Health Apps and Health Policy: What Is Needed? JAMA. 2018;320(19):1975-1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14378.

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October 24, 2018
Bates DW, Landman A, Levine DM. JAMA. 2018;320(19):1975-1976.

Mobile health care applications are increasingly being developed and marketed to patients for self-care and diagnosis, with little oversight as to their effectiveness or safety. This commentary outlines four key issues that must be addressed to improve the safety of medical applications.

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Bates DW, Landman A, Levine DM. Health Apps and Health Policy: What Is Needed? JAMA. 2018;320(19):1975-1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14378.