PAS 277:2015 Health and wellness apps. Quality criteria across the life cycle. Code of practice

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PAS 277:2015

Health and wellness apps. Quality criteria across the life cycle. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : April 2015


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PAS 277:2015 defines a set of quality criteria for the development, testing and releasing of health and wellness apps. The recommendations cover the full app project life cycle from development through to updating and are relevant to clinical, native, hybrid and web based apps. 

This PAS also addresses fitness for purpose, risk management and monitoring of usage. It allows app developers to come up with innovative ways of providing solutions that may be adopted by health care professionals and the public. Going forward, it will help support a change in how healthcare is delivered in the future.

Who is it for?

PAS 277 is intended for the use of app developers and publishers, but may also benefit health care professionals and general users of mobile apps. It is particularly relevant to professional bodies such as: DHACA, HANDI, Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit, Tech UK and TSA. 

The document underwent a peer and public review and is a consensus document.

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Standard NumberPAS 277:2015
TitleHealth and wellness apps. Quality criteria across the life cycle. Code of practice
Publication Date30 April 2015
Cross ReferencesBS ISO/IEC 90003, BS EN 62304:2006, BS EN 62366:2008, BS EN ISO 13485, BS EN ISO 14971, BS ISO/IEC 15414:2006, BS ISO/IEC 25010, BS ISO/IEC 25012, DD ISO TS 25237, 93/42/EEC, Data Protection Act 1998, Consumer Protection Act 1987, 95/46/EC, 90/385/EEC
DescriptorsElectrical medical equipment, Electrical equipment, Medical equipment, Computer software, Life cycle, Life (durability), Design, Maintenance, Equipment safety, Safety measures, Hazards, Software engineering techniques, Computer technology, Quality management, Risk assessment, Identification methods, Quality assurance systems
ISBN978 0 580 87164 1
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