Tag: Evidence

Published BMJ piece takes aim at medical apps and their utility

One recent piece, by Margaret McCartney, was published in the British Medical Journal titled “How do we know whether medical apps work?” [1] It is a nice short read, where Dr. McCartney lays out the overriding utilization of smartphones and tablets in our daily lives to both play games, manage our daily activities, and search […]

Assembling the mHealth Evidence Puzzle

Validating mobile health interventions may need the expense and rigor of a randomized clinical trial, especially as many products have shelf life of less than two years. Other quasi-experimental designs, such as pre-post tests, N-of-1 where people are compared against their own scores before and after intervention and interrupted time series may be more appropriate.