TGA to reform regulation for software as medical devices as apps, AI and 3D printing in healthcare boom
Or as medicos call them, “software as a medical device”.
Results of Australia’s health panel survey on recommendations and regulation of smartphone apps for health and wellness
- Respondents trust their GPs most when it comes to recommendations for apps, but also do their own research and look to other sources for information;
- There is a role for the government to play in regulating health and wellness apps, with nearly 90% of respondents to our survey say that either the government should review and rate health apps (58%), or should fund another organisation to do it (31%);
- There is a healthy scepticism towards trusting sources like Google or even recommendations from peers completely; and
- Respondents trust non-government health organisations to provide sound advice.