After some six months of consultation and hard work, the BSI has produced PAS 277, which can be downloaded free, here. The purpose of the code, which is not mandatory, is to provide guidance to app developers on the key issues to be aware of when developing and delivering medical apps. This editor, as Managing Director of DHACA, was a member of the team developing the code.
PAS stands for Publicly Available Standard – to quote Wikipedia, the objective of a Publicly Available Specification is to speed up standardization. PASs are often produced in response to an urgent market need.
Again representing DHACA, this editor is now also a member of the drafting committee of the EU’s voluntary code focusing on personal data protect & safety for medical apps. DHACA members will be consulted for their views as the code progresses (membership currently remains free).