New mHealth directory helps select apps

Touted as the "first directory of mobile health and medical apps which focuses on solutions that connect patients and medical professionals with company health, wellness, workers' compensation and safety programs," the website launched last week in order to provide a pre-screened directory of apps grouped into 33 categories.

For each app listed, the MobileHealthMarketplace website summarizes key information in a standard format which makes it easy to compare different options. The information includes a brief description of each app's purpose, the background of the developer, customer service capabilities, privacy and security policies, as well as the ability to interface with other software platforms.  

"By simplifying the process of selecting apps, our directory will speed up the implementation of mobile technologies and improve healthcare delivery," said Mike Allen, president of Mobile Health Marketplace LLC in a written statement. Announcement