On 4 May 2016 the development of guidelines for assessing the validity and reliability of mHealth apps was discussed in an open stakeholder meeting. The presentations are available now. Interested parties can share their views in a survey on what they think the main purpose and focus of these guidelines should be and what aspects they should cover.

At the meeting a first draft of the guidelines was presented and discussed. Stakeholders are invited to give their feedback on this first draft via a Survey Monkey questionnaire. The deadline for providing input is 16 May 2016.

Presentation slides of the meeting:

Background

Recently, the European Commission initiated the development of guidelines for assessing data validity and reliability of mHealth apps. Public authorities from EU Member States, civil society organisations representing patients and professionals, research institutions and industry representatives with expertise in developing health apps are working together in a working group to draft the guidelines by the end of 2016.

The aim of the guidelines is to agree on a common set of criteria and assessment methodologies which could be used by public authorities, health care providers, professional and patient associations, developers and assessment bodies when assessing health apps.

Involving all interested parties

To ensure that the guidelines will address the needs of different target groups and reflect the best European or worldwide expertise and best practice, all interested parties are involved in the process.

  • Open stakeholder meeting on mHealth assessment guidelines
  • Agenda of the meeting
  • Date and time: 4 May 2016, 9.00 – 13.00h.
  • Venue: Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Brussels