We're seeing some excellent resources appearing about the shortfalls of Mobile Health Apps (called mHealth for short) available on iTunes and Android Marketplaces. To help in briefing our event attendees, we've collected some of the latest research and articles on how quality is rated - it's something that needs to be designed in from the start - and put it into our Devpost discussion threads as http://2016-hacking-healthtech-uon.devpost.com/forum_topics/5641-building-quality-into-health-apps-from-the-start.
We're also going to drop them in here for general audience visibility and comment.
Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2016/feb/1863_singh_framework_evaluating_mobile_health_apps_ib_v2.pdf
Mobile Applications Rating Scale - Young and Well CRC: http://www.youngandwellcrc.org.au/knowledge-hub/publications/mars/
ABC News: "Majority of mental health apps based on flimsy evidence, if any at all, research finds": http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-25/mental-health-apps-based-on-flimsy-evidence/7200510