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What barriers to mHealth adoption are presented in the regulatory environment? This forms the central question of the third and final instalment of our series of Insights Guides which evaluate the mHealth adoption barriers.

mHealth has gained more and more momentum but adoption barriers remain prevalent and particularly when scaling mHealth projects across borders, regulation imposes complexities.

This guide evaluates data privacy, security, and regulation as a barrier to mHealth adoption and includes interviews with subject matter experts and best practices from around the world.

  • How to protect patient privacy in a mobile world?
  • User consent: what is the best way to agree?
  • mHealth security – high risk, low awareness?
  • mHealth and regulation – when is a device medical?

The FDA regulates treatments for disease, but it doesn’t regulate overall health and wellness Brad Thompson, the author of the MRC recommendations.