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AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight

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AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight

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AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight

  1. 1. AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight By: Peter Killcommons
  2. 2. AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight A physician and philanthropist, Dr. Peter (Pete) Killcommons recently was given the honor of serving as the keynote speaker at the First Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth in Yerevan, Armenia. Dr. Peter Kilcommons is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA).
  3. 3. AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight The AMA recently announced a new joint initiative with the American Heart Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and DHX Group. Called Xcertia, the new initiative will serve as a review body for mobile health applications.
  4. 4. AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight Xcertia will evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and quality of apps by developing a standard of best practices. The organization’s governing board will have representation from key stakeholders, including physicians, mobile developers, and academic instructors.
  5. 5. AMA Joins Group Effort to Provide Mobile Health App Oversight Together, these individuals will formulate the standards by which they will evaluate mobile health applications. To learn more about Xcertia and its mission or to find out how to become involved in the project, visit www.xcertia.org.

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