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A health app developer’s guide to law and policy: a multi-sector policy analysis

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Kazi Priyanka Silmi

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This paper describes the process of developing a guidance tool to assist app developers who are producing mental health apps distributed in the Australian market.This can be a potentially useful resource for health app developers and researchers using health apps anywhere. What do you think about this? What kind of guidance tool would be useful to assist your work/research?

Parker, L., Karliychuk, T., Gillies, D., Mintzes, B., Raven, M., & Grundy, Q. (2017). A health app developer’s guide to law and policy: a multi-sector policy analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 141.

https://bmcmedinformdecismak.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12911-017-0535-0

Below is the final web-based tool:
http://accan.org.au/files/Grants/PeaceofMind/index.html#privacy1

Brian Hill

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It's a useful guidance resource - however, it also needs to factor in that distribution of such software is rarely constrained to a single geographic location when published in vendor marketplaces, so needs to consider extended guidance on how developed software can comply with market compliance requirements in target markets. The TGA in Australia are part of international efforts to harmonise SaMD compliance - TGA equivalent bodies in other markets would rate a mention in here, along with compliance mapping to necessary ISO standardisation processes to be considering. It's a great start, but step into the shoes of someone developing a resource for global markets, not just AU domestic.