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Date of this Version

9-30-2019

Document Type

Book Chapters

Summary

  • Software, such as mobile device apps or telemedicine, creates exciting new opportunities for patient engagement and for improving healthcare.

  • There are three main types of mobile apps: native, web, and hybrid.

  • The wireless technologies in smartphones and wearable sensors, such as smartwatches, offer the potential for additional biometric data collection.

  • HIPAA compliance requires multiple levels of oversight and auditing.

  • The software development costs for healthcare are considerably higher than for consumer-oriented products due to FDA regulatory requirements; testing out proof-of-concept through low-cost alternatives is an important development strategy.

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