A review into healthcare apps by ORCHA, an independent UK-based reviewer, has found some significant shortcomings, including;

A diabetes management app offering complex medical support without any back-up from experts.

A physiotherapy app offering exercise plans without any visible input from professionals.

An app to help smokers quit, which had not had security updates in more than two years.

The review covers 5,000 apps so far out of the roughly 370,000 available online and with many people relying on healthcare apps for data, communication and advice, what can be done to improve these findings?

For further reading, here is a link to the fill article on BBC; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56083231

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