Digital and mobile technologies used by or for consumers to improve health care delivery and outcomes.
Consumer software runs mostly on hand-held devices (e.g., smart phones and tablets, but not limited to immobile computers), can inform doctors about patients’ environment and behaviors, allows for more real-time health care delivery, and provides doctors with personalized data that can inform future treatments and eventually be aggregated for more population level analysis. Translational science needs more evidence-based methods/interventions on the interaction of treatments and patient behavior and consumer software can potentially provide the data necessary for to create those methods/interventions.
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Ratings and number of reviews on search engines and app stores can provide a rough estimate of impact and quality of the software should it appear on these services.
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Depending on the software platform, there may not be any data on utilizing it in studies or testing with patients.
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