Health and Wellness Informatics News

The Digital Health Assessment Framework constitutes components to analyze tools’ data and privacy. It also includes clinical assurance and safety, usability and accessibility, and technical security and stability.

The American College of Physicians(ACP), the American Telemedicine Association(ATA), and the Organization for the Review of Care and Health app (ORCHA) announced a new framework.

This aims to help healthcare professionals and patients. This can also help them to inform decisions about digital health tools. The Digital Health Assessment Framework works to analyze technologies. The technologies also include mobile apps and web-based tools used by professionals and consumers. Dr. Ryan D. Mire is ACP’s president.

He stated that ACP’s collaboration is an important step in the identification and creation of digital health tools. This is valuable and safe for our members and patients.

More than 86 million people in the United States currently use a health or fitness app. Still, the field of a health app is often unregulated.

The Digital Health Assessment Framework uses existing U.S. regulations. This work, along with other frameworks such as ISO 82304-2 in Europe, Digital Technology Assessment Criteria and NICE evidence standards framework in the UK, and DiGA in Germany.

This aims to support the adoption of high-quality digital health technologies. It constitutes four important components. These also include data and privacy, clinical assurance and safety, usability and accessibility, and technical security and stability.

ATA CEO Ann Mond Johnson stated, “There are hundreds of health apps and devices for patients and clinicians to choose from, and our goal is to provide confidence that the health and wellness tools reviewed in this Framework meet quality, privacy, and clinical assurance criteria in the U.S.”

Mire continued that we look forward to achieving our joint goal via pilot test. This is to determine how the library can become useful for physicians. So that it can get recommended with high-value digital health tools to their patients. It also determines what other barriers can get used to the wider adoption of digital health tools that may exist.