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Differences Between Mobile and Medical Apps – Lots

Hope Warshaw |

With the thousands of health and fitness apps available to download and use on smartphones it’s a challenge for consumers to differentiate between these and what the U.S. FDA defines as medical mobile apps or digital health tools, explains Hope Warshaw, a nationally known diabetes educator and consultant to WellDoc. Today there are just a handful of medical mobile apps, like WellDoc’s BlueStar, that have proven results from clinical studies and have been cleared for use by the U.S. FDA. WellDoc’s infographic, Noise in the System – How to Evaluate Digital Health Solutions, offers additional explanation.


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