To the Editor A Viewpoint by Dr Powell and colleagues1 highlighted just how difficult it is for patients and clinicians to identify safe, effective mobile apps for health care, with the thousands of apps in the marketplace having received little review or clinical evaluation. The authors called for more “rigorous certification criteria and unbiased accrediting bodies,” claiming the need for certification of apps.
Chan SR, Misra S. Certification of Mobile Apps for Health Care. JAMA. 2014;312(11):1155-1156. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9002