Happtique -- a mobile health applications store and evaluation service -- has launched a pilot of its mRx platform, which allows clinicians to prescribe health apps to patients, FierceMobileHealthcare reports.
How the Pilot Program Will Work
The pilot program will focus on apps related to:
- Fitness training;
- Physical therapy; and
The pilot -- which will run through December -- will operate in three phases:
- Enrolling health care providers;
- Using the mRx platform; and
- Seeking clinician and patient feedback (Hall, FierceMobileHealthcare, 8/21).
Goals of the Pilot Program
Happtique plans to evaluate the usability of the mRx platform, as well as clinician and patient satisfaction with the service (Happtique release, 8/20).
Ben Chodor, Happtique's CEO, said the pilot program also aims to determine:
- How many apps physicians prescribe through the mRx platform; and
- How many patients download the prescribed apps (Dolan, MobiHealthNews, 8/20).
However, Happtique does not plan to gauge how often the apps are used or clinical outcomes resulting from the use of the apps (Happtique release, 8/20).
How To Participate
Clinicians seeking to participate in the pilot program are required to submit an application.
Approved participants will receive a link explaining how to install the mRx platform (FierceMobileHealthcare, 8/21).