The field of mHealth and wearables research is constantly evolving. How can IRBs keep up? In the latest edition of Internal Review Board Management and Function, Sage Bionetworks’ Meg Doerr and Sara Meeder, of Maimonides Medical Center, share their expertise in a new chapter called “mHealth, Mobile Technologies, and Apps.” Highlights in the chapter include:
- Introduction and background to support reviewers new to the field of mHealth research
- Guidance for reviewers evaluating mHealth studies on topics such as reliability of data, data breach procedures, third-party access and use of data, and considerations for enrollment of vulnerable populations.
- Accessible discussion of the importance and impact of technical documentation, including privacy policies and terms of service, on regulatory compliance.