New Apple Health Records API open to app developers

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Apple’s upcoming software update will have a new mHealth feature. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced iOS 12 at the start of WWDC 2018 and revealed the new features of the upcoming software update, among which include an Apple Health Records service update. The mHealth feature, which is designed to help monitor and improve a user’s health and wellbeing, will give users the option to share their medical data with third-party apps. Apple users will not only be able to access their medical records but share this information with their favorite,…

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Mobile health apps are downloaded by over half of smartphone owners

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A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed 58 percent used mhealth. The findings from recent research have indicated that mobile health apps are becoming increasingly popular among consumers and the developers of those applications are going to need to start placing a larger focus on the concerns of consumers in terms of associated costs and excessive data entry needs. Smartphone owners are showing that they like having mhealth tools available to them on their mobile devices. This is especially true when it comes to diet…

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mHealth has the confidence of 96 percent of patients

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The vast majority of survey participants expressed that they feel that this technology will improve their lives. The results of a Research Now Group Inc. survey have now been released, and they have shown that nearly all patients are optimistic enough about mhealth that they feel that it will provide an improvement to their lives. The research involved the participation of 500 healthcare experts as well as 1,000 users of mobile health apps. What this study determined was that 46 percent of the medical professionals who responded to the survey…

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Mobile health apps are experiencing a sizeable increase in usage

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As the number of health and wellness applications rise, so is usage by doctors and patients. With every passing week, the number of mobile health apps that are available takes another spike, and as this happens, doctors are taking the opportunity to open their minds and arms to the trend and see how they can use these applications to enhance the care that they provide. A recent survey showed that over one in three physicians have recommended an mhealth app in the last year. The results of that survey were…

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Wearable technology is not as accurate as smartphones for fitness

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As hot as wearables are for fitness and health tracking, a Penn Medicine study says your cell phone is likely better. The results of recent research from Penn Medicine have now been released, and what they have shown is that some of the features of smartphone apps are actually more accurate for health and fitness tracking than wearable technology. The study determined that in some situations and with certain apps, smartphones work as well or better than wearables. It determined that wearable technology and smartphones sometimes performed at about the…

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Mhealth services remain untried by 90 percent of U.K. adults

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This, according to the results of a new study that have recently been released. New research conducted by Pintsent Masons – a legal firm – in conjunction with YouGov has now been completed and the results have been released to show that when it comes to mhealth services, a massive 90 percent of adults in the United Kingdom have never even tried them once. This is the case despite the fact that the research took established apps into consideration. The survey determined that before being provided with the definition of…

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Stay Fit and Healthy with Your Smartphone

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It shouldn’t be a big surprise that you can use your smartphone to stay fit and healthy. Numerous apps are out there to keep you eating right and getting enough rest and exercise. Smartphones are now the avenue to healthy living, so see how these top apps can help you lead a fitter life. Healthy Sleeping Research says that you should get at least eight hours of sleep per night. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, your smartphone comes to the rescue. Sleep Bug: Offers soothing and…

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