June 17, 2024

mHealth Apps: Beware of Snake Oil

By Anna M. Gard, FNP-BC With 247 million mobile phone users worldwide expected to download a health app in 2012, mHealth needs a watchdog, akin to Consumer Reports for apps, to "out" the hucksters making false and potentially harmful health claims. This Washington Post Report highlights the worst medical apps, those making false and potentially harmful claims. ┬áThe FDA recently released guidelines on mHealth technologies in effort to balance the potential for innovation with patient … [Read more...]