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NHS plans ‘kitemark’ for health apps

The NHS has previously said it wants to be “paperless” by 2018 and give patients access to health records via laptops or mobile phones. These new detailed plans also include an e-version of the red book that records baby’s immunisations. But there are concerns about the timescale of plans – and data security. With the rapid growth of health-related apps for mobile phones and other personal devices, an NHS “kitemark” is to be introduced to validate those deemed to be safe for patients to use. This authentication process would give doctors peace of mind to recommend apps to help patients manage health conditions.

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