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Which mhealth companies scored Happtique certification?

In an effort to take the Wild West out of the mobile health apps, Happtique developed a certification program with the idea that by establishing standards and proving apps could do what they claim, it would instill more trust in the sector both by consumers and healthcare professionals. That in turn could make them more […]

In an effort to take the Wild West out of the mobile health apps, Happtique developed a certification program with the idea that by establishing standards and proving apps could do what they claim, it would instill more trust in the sector both by consumers and healthcare professionals. That in turn could make them more likely to be adopted by physicians and prescribed to patients, which would strengthen growth in the mobile health sector.

The 19 apps in Happtique’s registry cover weight management,  diabetes, heart health, medical education and primary care. Among the criteria for certification are: the app operates as intended, protects user privacy, contains credible content and includes data security standards.

Apps submitted for testing are also required to spell out their privacy policies, proof of FDA approval (if they’re used to aid in diagnosing and treating patients), and documentation of content sources, according to a company statement. After passing technical testing, the apps are submitted for content review by licensed experts.

Osmosis has an app for medical students to help them better retain info beyond the next exam.

GenieMD’s app helps users manage their medication adherence, track vitals, log exercise, generate health reports and provide health-related consumer content through a cloud-based platform.

Great Call’s Urgent Care app helps users access registered nurses and doctors. It also has a symptom checker and medical dictionary.

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Among the other apps to be certified are:

Amazing Abs and Fitness Trainer Pro by Power 20

Calorie Counter PRO and Diabetes Tracker by MyNetDiary

Cardiio’s touchless heart rate monitor

ControlMyWeight by CalorieKing

iFood Diary, iDiabetes, iCholesteroland iExercise Journal  by iHealthVentures

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Two remote patient monitoring apps by Tactio Health Group

 

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