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mHealth Atlas (Multidisciplinary Evaluation of mHealth Applications)

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Project goals

In cooperation with the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Databases and Information Systems Group is developing mHealth Atlas, a specialist based assessment system for (mobile) medical applications. Within this project a sufficient taxonomy as well as a scoring system for mHealth applications shall be developed. The mHealth Atlas Score should be the result of a differentiated evaluation of mHealth applications and should visualize this in a striking way. In the future, the  Score should serve German health insurance companies as a decision basis for the certification of mHealth.

Project description

Since 2019, doctors have been able to prescribe mobile applications for smartphones by prescription. Unfortunately, there is still no adequate solution for the differentiated evaluation of mHealth applications. The problem already starts with the insufficient taxonomy of mHealth applications, which only distinguishes between "fitness" and "health". The different evaluation criteria of a mHealth application cannot be evaluated by specialists alone, because they are only specialists for some partial aspects, like content or usability. Within the mHealth Atlas project all evaluation criteria will be identified and used to develop a differentiated score for the evaluation of mHealth applications. Each aspect of a mHealth application is evaluated by a specialist responsible for this aspect. The result is made accessible to the general public via a web portal.


  • Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Fluhr, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Current and completed theses

  • Bachelor Thesis of Felix Spielmann
    Medicate - Design and Implementation of a Portal for Evaluating Medical Mobile Applications
  • Bachelor Thesis of Bianca George

We're still looking for

  • Students who want to write a final thesis (Bachelor thesis) about the migration of the mHealth Atlas system/portal (mhealthatlas.com) to Java (Spring Boot) or Python (Django/Flash)
  • Students who want to write a thesis (Bachelor thesis) about the development or migration of the mHealth Atlas mobile application to React (JS) or Google Flutter


E-mail to nicolas.lehmann[at]fu-berlin.de


  • Health Atlas, health, score