13 December, 2016
Top Industry Groups To Promote Best Practices For Mobile App Use
Three major provider associations and an advisory firm have committed to developing and promoting best practices for mobile health applications.
The alliance, called Xcertia and operating as a not-for-profit corporation, includes the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society, and DHX Group, which works with stakeholders to accelerate development of digital health through industry collaboration. The group seeks more participants, including consumers, developers, privacy and security experts, and the academic community, among others.
Xcertia will establish and promote best practices for mobile health app selection to foster use of safe, effective and reputable technologies. HIMSS this week debuted Xcertia at its Connected Health Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md. The alliance expects to publish its first content later in 2017.