Study: Many Mobile Pain Apps Lack Input From Physicians
Many mobile health applications offering advice and treatment for pain were developed without obvious input from a medical professional, according to a study by Ohio State University researchers. According to the study, one-third of 222 pain management-related apps had no obvious input from a health care professional, while one-third of such apps had an indeterminate amount of input from a medical professional. Researchers say that the findings underscore the need for better oversight of mobile health apps.
- "What's Missing From Many Health Apps -- Medical Expertise" (Lewis Dolan, American Medical News, 5/13).