Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2016, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (4): 28-40.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2016.04.028

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A Literature Review about the Evaluation of Health Apps Abroad

Tong Jingjing Deng Shengli   

  • Received:2016-09-25 Online:2016-10-26 Published:2016-10-26


With the rapid development of the smartphone, users can employ smartphone apps to help them manage their health. This paper mainly reviews evaluation of health apps and systematically collecting, arranging and analyzing the literatures related to the assessment of health apps. It reviews on the evaluation progress from the aspects of evaluation criteria,methods and results. In addition, the evaluation indicators and criteria are generalized in order to provide reference for assessment and selecting. Finally, it gives the working directions of next steps.

Key words: Health application(App), Evaluation criteria, Evaluation methods, Literature review, Software evaluation

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