Patient engagement research with mental health apps is elusive

AAs companies selling healthcare apps struggle to prove to a skeptical system that they actually deliver results, we’re going to hear a lot more about “engagement.”

A new paper examining six clinical trials supporting four mental health apps approved by the Food and Drug Administration states there is an urgent need to close the “gap between intent and actual efficacy for digital therapies” — specifically. the lack of data on how many people actually use digital treatments.

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