Category Archives: Research

City law firm opines on health app regulation

Simmons & Simmons, a respected law firm headquartered in the City of London, have published an article on their interpretation of the regulation of health apps currently in force in the UK, as well as where future EU regulation could … Continue reading

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Less haste, more speed: Robust risk-benefit analysis needed

Rapid response to BMJ letter Doctors taking a pulse using their mobile phone can spread MRSA by our CEO. The authors of a recent small study on the contamination risk associated with mobile phone usage in a clinical environment[1] should … Continue reading

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Insufficient clinical involvement in health app development

A new paper accepted for publication in the British Journal of Dermatology calls for greater clinical involvement in the production of health apps. The authors of the paper, titled “Medical Professional Involvement in Smartphone Apps in Dermatology“, analyse the descriptions … Continue reading

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How safe is that app? Mersey Burns is the first app to be registered as a Class I medical device by the MHRA

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8AM GMT ON 10 JANUARY 2012 UK charity draws attention to the regulation of health apps and publishes guidance document to help health professionals, organisations, patients and industry 10 January 2012, London – A new app, Mersey Burns, … Continue reading

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Regulation of health apps: a practical guide

d4 have published a new guidance document today on the regulation of health apps (press release).  The document is available for download for free from our website. Download the guide for free: Regulation of health apps: a practical guide The … Continue reading

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Journal article: Palliative medicine and smartphones

“Palliative medicine and smartphones: an opportunity for innovation” by Dr Amara Callistus Nwosu and Stephen Mason was recently published in the BMJ of Supportive and Palliative Care.  The article highlights the opportunity for smartphone technology to support palliative medicine, identifying … Continue reading

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Top UK Medical Apps (Jan 20th)

Source: http://apps.d4.org.uk/Medical/ (via Apple iTunes RSS GB feed for top grossing Medical apps) Rank / Change Icon Name Price 1 +11 Doctor’s Toolbag £4.99Buy 2 -1 Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicin… £34.99Buy 3 -1 British National Formulary 60 (Sept… £26.49Buy … Continue reading

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Is there a *professional* app for that?

Apple have successfully cornered the nascent consumer market for mobile applications with an extremely successful blend of strategy and marketing (e.g. the “there’s an app for that” advertising campaign). But while the App Store has been an unbridled consumer success … Continue reading

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Assessment of Information Needs for Informed, Coordinated Activities in the Clinical Environment

Type Journal Article Author Tate T. Kubose Author James J. Cimino Author Vimla L. Patel Pages 948-948 Publication Proceedings of the AMIA Symposium ISSN 1531-605X Date 2001 Extra undefinedPMCID: 2243281 Journal Abbr Proc AMIA Symp Library Catalog PubMed Central

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A Framework for Clinical Communication Supporting Healthcare Delivery

Type Journal Article Author Jim Jirjis Author Jacob B. Weiss Author Dario Giuse Author S. Trent Rosenbloom Volume 2005 Pages 375-379 Date 2005 Extra PMID: 16779065 PMCID: 1560606 Journal Abbr AMIA Annu Symp Proc Library Catalog PubMed Central Abstract Interpersonal … Continue reading

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