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Medical Apps -The Road To Trust

Author(s): Urs-Vito Albrecht, Oliver Pramann, Ute von Jan

Objectives: With health apps and medical apps gaining popularity, assessing their quality still remains an open question. Users are often unaware of potential pitfalls and unsure whether an app can be trusted.

Methods: Following an overview over the current situa- tion (including inherent risks and limits) that also covers existing measures and regulatory questions, additional methods for aiding those preforming app assessments are proposed.

Results: Two methods that may aid various stakeholders in their evaluations are outlined.

Conclusions: The presented tools are currently being eval- uated and open for discussion; we believe them to be easy to use.