Issues and considerations for healthcare consumers using mobile applications

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;183:227-31.


There is a large and ever increasing number of mobile phone health, wellness, and medical applications on the market. However, there is little guidance or quality assurance available for consumers. This paper provides a health consumer focused framework for considering a range of issues associated with selecting and using mobile phone applications downloaded from the Internet.

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone
  • Confidentiality / standards*
  • Consumer Behavior*
  • Internationality
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods*
  • Telemedicine / standards*