Mhealth receives support from EU Commission

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The hope is that it will become very helpful part of the treatment of chronic diseases. In a considerable effort to slash health care costs, the E.U. Commission is now placing its support behind the use of eHealth and mHealth technologies and applications, particularly when it comes to their uses for the treatment of chronic illnesses. The European Commissioner for Health has now made a call for an improved use of technology in the sector. The Commissioner, Tonio Borg, is hoping to be able to promote an improved use of…

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Mhealth apps are not always tremendously popular

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Although the category is enjoyed by millions, more than half of its apps are barely noticed. A new report has now been released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics that has revealed that as much as mhealth apps are very popular and the categories at app stores are rapidly growing, more than 50 percent of those available are downloaded only 500 times or fewer. There were a number of different types of insight that were revealed by this research. Within this research, all of the apps from the iTunes…

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Mhealth apps are desired by both patients and physicians

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A new survey has shown that 93 percent think that EHR linked applications will benefit people. According to the results of a new survey conducted by eClinicalWorks, an EHR vendor, physicians are just as interested in having patients use mhealth apps as the patients themselves. This includes the use of the apps for a broad range of different reasons, from scheduling to care. The benefits of using mhealth apps have included everything from sending email messages to nurses in order to obtain follow-up reminders, to scheduling actual appointments. It can…

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