“Snake Oil” medical apps continue to be a problem

The BBC recently highlighted the story of a woman in Kenya who had HIV misdiagnosed on a “prank” smartphone app. The report not only brought to light the danger of using unregulated health apps but gave insight into mobile tech usage in poorer parts of the world. In the United States, medical app and mobile health users expect a modicum of oversight, whether it’s the FDA’s most recent guidelines or Apple’s more rigorous standards for healthcare applications. Read more at iMedicalApps.

Categories: Apps, Social Media, mHealth

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