Apps review - Your.MD symptom checker
As more apps and decision-making support tools are being developed to help people manage their own health and care, professionals and patients need a way of knowing if they are safe and effective to use.
Your.MD developed a digital health technology suite of products to act as a personal health assistant app and commissioned the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) to undertake a review of the Your.MD Quality Management System (QMS), with an emphasis on clinical safety.
The consultation process
We consulted on this project through a range of surveys, interviews and meetings with the developers to ensure that we gained detailed insight into the app and its operation. We brought together a team of clinicians and professionals with deep knowledge of app development to carry out the review. The market for health and wellbeing apps is growing rapidly and there is a need for systematic reviews of their clinical quality and safetly. This review provides a good model for undertaking more of this work in future.
PRSB has now published a review report documenting the findings and recommendations.
To find out more about this project and more about our accreditation work, please contact info@the prsb.org