0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Invited Commentary |

The Challenges of Mobile Health Regulation

Adam J. Schoenfeld, MD1; Neil Jay Sehgal, PhD, MPH2; Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH
[+] Author Affiliations
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
2Center for Digital Health Innovation, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(5):704-705. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0326.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

The field of mobile health (mHealth), involving the use of smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices to collect, aggregate, or disseminate health information, has been heralded as a health care revolution. Applications (apps) and sensors—many included in consumer-focused wearables, and others more specifically targeting diseases or therapeutics—present an array of potential tools and opportunities for people, patients, and physicians to monitor and improve health. For example, apps have the potential to help patients and physicians remotely diagnose acute conditions, like bacterial pharyngitis or otitis media. Remote sensor devices may assist in monitoring chronic conditions, like the blood glucose levels of patients with diabetes, or blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Smartphone-delivered messages and interventions may improve adherence to medication, exercise, or diet. However, in this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, 2 articles describe core challenges to the development of reliable mHealth apps. Plante et al1 find that, while on the market, one of the most popular smartphone apps for measuring blood pressure was inaccurate. Murakami et al2 provide a similarly sobering look at the variation in accuracy among wearable devices designed to measure energy expenditure.

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

780 Views
0 Citations
×

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

See Also...
Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();