Vetting Process | Mobile Applications

At Healthnews, we are committed to delivering reliable, up-to-date, and trustworthy information to help our readers make informed decisions regarding their health. This includes mobile applications tailored to help users improve physical or mental health.

We recognize the importance of selecting trustworthy apps in this ever-changing healthtech industry, and thus, we spend a great deal of our resources delivering content that is accurate, unbiased, and thoroughly vetted.

The process

All applications we recommend undergo a rigorous vetting process before appearing in our articles. For this purpose, we have a dedicated in-house Research team with qualifications in diverse science fields such as nutrition, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacology, and neuropsychology.

Initial evaluation

Our vetting process begins with a comprehensive overview of each app by the research team. We evaluate the app's features and proposed benefits and consider what health or wellness goals it claims to target.

Product assessment

In our review process, we carefully assess whether the app serves its purpose, acknowledges potential user risks, and is reliable. We always prioritize the safety of our users, particularly being mindful of different user demographics and risk groups.

Our team allows only those meeting our strict criteria to be featured in the Healthnews content. In cases where applications do not have substantial evidence to back up their claims or are not suitable for certain audiences, we add disclaimers.

Review and proofread

Every article on Healthnews goes through multiple rounds of fact-checking and proofreading by our team of health experts and editors. Their input ensures the accuracy and integrity of the content.

Research methodology

Our approach involves consulting reputable academic sources when available and thorough research on the brand’s claims.

Scientific overlook

Science is the cornerstone of Healthnews — we operate by this principle throughout all the steps in our vetting process, from the early evaluation of apps to the ultimate publication of our content.

If we are using any academic sources to support our claims, we meticulously document all used research papers in the resources list.

Full disclosure

Our team prioritizes transparency. We meticulously evaluate each app, ensuring that our reviews are comprehensive and unbiased.

We believe in providing our readers with all the necessary information to make informed decisions. We always disclose all the relevant information, even in cases when applications do not have substantial evidence to back up their claims.

Continuous improvement

Healthnews is committed to continuous improvement. For this reason, we are actively seeking opportunities to enhance our content and remain a trusted source for our readers.

Feedback loop

We value reader feedback and strive to improve the quality of content. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or general feedback, do not hesitate to contact us. Your input is integral to the growth and reliability of our content.

Staying informed

As new information emerges, we remain committed to staying up-to-date. Our team dedicates time to reviewing and updating content to reflect new developments and findings.