|Organisation sharing the GOP||
Related practices from PaSQ database
|Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality
Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
|The corrections received from the NCP: “Due to the nature of this project, it can apply to any clinical setting (primary care, hospital emergency units, nursing homes). Any organization or person that creates a mobile app can take part in this distinctive process.”|
|To distinguish those mobile applications on health that implement the necessary measures to fulfill a serie of recommendations for quality and safety, so they can be used by citizens reliably and minimizing risks.|
|Universal. It is aimet at anyone responsible for mobile applications on health.|
Design of recommendations for the design, use and assessment of mobile applications on health, in collaboration with a group of experts.
Design and development of an online application for the development of self-assessment and assessment of mobile applications on health.
Elaboration of recommendations, improvement actions and best practices from the analysis of the results of the assessment process.
|– Definition of the Quality of Mobile Applications on Health Strategy, creation of the assessment system and launching of the program: September 2012 – April 2013
– Creation of a library of “safe applications”: November 2013
– Launching of the certification program: June 2014
|Implementation tools available|
|Comprehensive management system for assessment of mobile applications on health, consisting of two modules, one for self-assessment and other one for assessment, accessible through username and password for each mobile application responsible and for assessors. When a new application is received, the self-assessment phase of the mobile application starts. The application responsible finds there guidelines to fulfill the self-assessment process, from minimum requirements that the application must meet.The responsible of the application can access to a Help section, contact an advisor and access to a communication zone.|
|Minimum cost. No special training is required to handle the tool and no software acquisition is needed.|
|Method used to measure the results|
|What indicators are used?|
|3 apps already finished the process and they are assessed positively as safe apps.
10 apps on the assessment phase
13 apps on the self-assessment phase
|Analysis of the results|
|No results yet. It is being implemented.|
|Did you find implementation barriers?|
|Please describe implementation barriers|
|Reluctance of mobile applications on health developers to go through an assessment process.|
|Describe the strategies used to overcome the barriers (If needed)|
|We are working currently on raising awareness among designers of mobile applications on health about the advantages of creating quality applications aimed at your target audience and fulfilling minimum standards.|
|Other information about the GOP that you would like to add (Link or attached document)|
|There is no specified text here|