Mobile health apps are opening up the doors for medical discussion

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The connection these applications provide make it possible for clinical peer conversation to occur more easily. Mobile health apps and devices have been exploding in development, testing and even use over the last year and the World Health Organization has now included it within the broader category of eHealth. Just as consumers have been using gadgets and apps to track their own health and fitness, doctors see benefits, too. These mobile health platforms are now starting to open up the doors for collaborations within the medical community, including among doctors,…

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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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Mobile technology is being used to treat acne

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Now that students are back to school, many are using various types of mhealth, including for skin care. Among the types of apps available for mobile technology devices, some of the most popular – outside of games – have been those that have a focus on health features, such as activity tracking and monitoring sleep quality. That said, mhealth is now headed in new directions that range from cardiovascular disease prevention to skin care. At the same time that mobile technology is being flooded with opportunities for people to receive…

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European market for mobile health led by Denmark

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The mhealth marketplace is growing all over the world, but at the moment, some nations lead over others. A report that has recently been released by Research2Guidance has shown that the mobile health market is going to be continuing a considerable expansion and growth worldwide over the next several years. In fact, by 2019, the firm predicts that this marketplace will have reached a substantial $32 billion. While the United States has been an important leader in the adoption of mobile health, in Europe, Denmark has proven to be the…

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Mobile health tech drops readmission numbers at hospitals

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The results of a new study have shown that mhealth can help patients to adhere to their prescriptions and therapies. Recent research will have its details presented on May 7 at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, and will show that mobile health tools could help patients to be able to better stick to the use of the medications that they have been prescribed and the to the therapies that have been recommended for them. This means that mhealth tools could potentially help to correct one of the most vital…

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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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The mhealth market will grow by 47.6 percent by 2020

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This, according to an analysis that has been published by Grand View Research on the global marketplace. Grand View Research has released a report that predicts that the global market value for mhealth will rise by a CAGR of 47.6 percent from where it was in 2014, to where it will be by the close of 2020. This would suggest that by that final year of the forecast, the mobile health industry will be worth $49.1 billion. The primary category within the mhealth market is expected to remain as monitoring…

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Mhealth mobile app claims are often misleading

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A recent study has shown that a notable percentage of health applications make promises they can’t keep. A study was recently published within the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH), which showed that fourteen percent of some hypertension mhealth apps that are available for Android devices through the Google Play Store were misleading when it comes to the claims that they made about their tracking ability. The researchers that conducted the mobile app study were from the Cambridge Health Alliance. Leading the team of researchers was Nilay Kumar…

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Mhealth apps recommended by 1 in 3 doctors

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A survey has shown that more than a third of physicians like mobile health applications for their patients. Manhattan Research has recently released the outcome of a survey that it conducted with the participation of 3000 doctors, and which showed that over one third of them have recommended the use of mhealth apps to their patients within the previous year. That said, many of those doctors made recommendations of specific applications that they preferred. The Manhattan Research vice president of research, Monique Levy, explained that about the same number of…

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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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