Chi Zhang; Xihui Zhang; Halstead-Nussloch, Richard
July 2014
Issues in Information Systems;2014, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p59
Academic Journal
This paper intends to further our understanding of the current challenges of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) through a systematic review of the existing literature. Starting with an overview of the current challenges of and regulations for health apps, it proposes usability metrics for health app assessment and strategies to address the health app challenges from the points of view of both healthcare consumers and providers. The recommended list of extended metrics and a new classification scheme for the challenges and strategies proposed here can be used as guidance for future research on mobile health app development as well as providing beneficial information for anyone interested in the implementation and assessment of mHealth.


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