Xcertia, a mHealth app collaborative effort established by several health-related organizations, is seeking comments on their Guidelines for Mobile Health Apps. Xcertia was created with the goal of developing guidelines for safe and effective digital health apps that will facilitate virtual care, including remote patient monitoring for chronic diseases. As this is an emerging set of technologies, largely unregulated; many solutions are not evidence-based and have not demonstrated that they are safe and effective tools for use as part of a patient’s treatment plan.
Xcertia has released a complete set of guidelines covering the privacy, security, operability, usability and clinical content of mHealth solutions. The guidelines are now available for public comment until May 15, 2019. Xcertia welcomes public comments, as they will be used to create a final version of the guidelines.