Regulation of health apps: A practical guide from Bluelight www.bluelightpartners.com and D4 www.d4.org.uk
The primary purpose of this guide is to highlight the challenges that surround the provision and use of health apps from a regulatory standpoint, whether as a patient, health care professional, application developer, healthcare organisation, pharmaceutical or medical devices company.
There are three key questions we wanted to address in this guide:
How are health apps regulated, and how do I know if they are safe to use?
What other issues should I consider if I’m developing a health app?
How can I support the use of health apps across my organization?