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As the medical device industry looks to enter the world of mobile apps, here are six common issues you should be ready to address.
Smart, connected devices are more relevant in daily life than ever, and their demand keeps growing. Some estimates suggest that in just five years, there will be four wireless devices for every person on the planet! Like all industries, widespread adoption of mobile devices and apps in healthcare is a growing reality. Yet, as the industry tries to navigate the mobile health app space, they may find a lot of confusion and uncertainty. As a result, app developers have run into several common issues as they attempt to roll out offerings in this space.
There are several areas that present challenges for would-be developers of mHealth apps. Six of the most common are:
Mobile Health app development is largely uncharted territory for developers and the healthcare community. Anticipating common issues and confronting them as soon as possible could mean the difference between a failed app and a successful product.
For more information on these six common issues, and how to mitigate them in the development process, see this white paper on the Top 6 Failures in mHealth Apps.
Today's author is Delmar Howard, mHealth Program Manager. In his role as mHealth Program Manager for Intertek, Delmar Howard helps to create and manage mobile application testing programs. He has been directly involved in the design and implementation of several certification programs within the mobile and wireless industries, including the development of Intertek’s first mHealth application guidance program, as well as the company’s mHealth cyber security framework requirements. He is based in Intertek’s Blue Bell, Pennsylvania facility.