July 16, 2013
Dr. Robert Kaplan
The research community appears to be relishing the challenge of producing enough scientific evidence to prove or disprove the efficacy of mobile health technologies while also remaining open to new methods of evaluation that can keep pace with rapid innovation.
"The literature has really mushroomed in the last couple of years," Robert M. Kaplan, director of the Office of...
December 12, 2012
Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association
A newly published randomized controlled trial study suggests that using mobile devices for self-tracking and feedback could be a cost-effective way to scale successful weight loss programs that include a face-to-face component.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and completed in September 2010 at a...
December 5, 2012
Bant: A diabetes management app
The role of evidence in mobile health app development -- and the level of scrutiny such apps should be subjected to -- is still an open question. At the mHealth Summit 2012, a variety of speakers from different sectors of the market offered their opinions on what, exactly, is meant by evidence and on the perennial question of the value of randomized controlled...
January 26, 2012
To date, WellDoc's DiabetesManager is one of the few mobile health apps to have gone through an RCT.
At the end of last year the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) recently published an editorial that argues standards are sorely needed to help edify the growing number of mobile health and eHealth efficacy studies. The editorial is a must-read for anyone looking to conduct randomized...