Why Rate Mental Health Apps?

App Evaluation Model

Step 1: Gather Background Information

Start here by gathering basic background information on your app.

Step 2: Risk/Privacy & Security

Check for data issues and HIPAA compliance.

Step 3: Evidence

Is the app supported by research?

Step 4: Ease of Use

Is the app accessible, usable, and customizable?

Step 5: Interoperability

How easily can the app share data in a meaningful way?

About the model

App Evaluation Example

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App Evaluation Form

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