BOCA RATON, Fla. – Health information technology company Modernizing Medicine has joined Xcertia, a collaborative dedicated to improving the quality, safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications. As a member of Xcertia, Modernizing Medicine will collaborate with other health care organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, DHX Group and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, to help ensure mHealth apps are safe and effective for consumers and have the confidence of physicians recommending them. “Modernizing Medicine is excited to join Xcertia to help shape best practices and guidelines for the various aspects of mobile health applications such as usability, content, privacy and security,” said Mihai Fonoage, associate vice president of mobile strategy and user experience at Modernizing Medicine, in a statement. “Our expertise in the mobile health space puts us in a position to positively contribute to Xcertia’s efforts, working alongside other leaders in mHealth.” Xcertia plans to develop guidelines to support consumer and clinician choice of mobile health apps.
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