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- 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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Novelo, Mauricio; Gooneratne, Nalaka; and Weimer, James
"Digital Health: Software as a Medical Device,"
Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists: Vol. 1
, Article 19.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/ace/vol1/iss3/19