January 12, 2021, Vol 325, No. 2, Pages 105-195
Digital Health—The Need to Assess Benefits, Risks, and Value
Eric Perakslis, PhD; Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, MD, PhD
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JAMA. 2021;325(2):127-128. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.22919
This Viewpoint reviews the regulatory, ethical, and security issues attending the explosive growth in digital health technologies (apps, devices, and systems) and proposes a framework for evaluating the benefits, risks, and value of these new tools before recommending them for routine clinical care.