Mobile health apps aren’t helping the people who most need them

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New research has shown that these applications aren’t necessarily doing what they were designed to accomplish. Mobile health apps have the opportunity to transform the way Americans receive health care. The vast majority of U.S. adults carry smartphones. People who have chronic conditions or other complex health requirements have considerable mobile device resources available to them. However, a new study revealed that these health focused apps are falling short in several ways. The research looked into the reach and effectiveness of mobile health apps. What was found was that app…

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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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New research shows mobile health adoption is high in Hispanic communities

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A new PwC study has shown that this ethnic group contains a large number of pioneers in this form of care. The Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has now released the results of a recent study in which it determined that when it comes to mobile health adoption, the Hispanic community is highly involved. In fact, there are more people using mhealth in that ethnic group than in most others. The Hispanic community appears to be leading the way in mobile health, which is an area in which…

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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 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 startups win prizes of $100,000 from InvestMaryland challenge

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The three finalists in this competition have now received their cash rewards for their work in this field. It has recently been announced that the three startup finalists in the InvestMaryland challenge have received their prizes for $100,000 for the work that they have done in order to improve electronic health records (EHRs), to bring mhealth to developing countries around the globe, and for their work in assisting providers with the diagnosis of concussions in athletes through the use of a new form of sports helmet. The InvestMaryland challenge involved…

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Mhealth is enhancing doctor and patient interaction

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Through the use of mobile health technology, the collaboration is notably improving. Among the many determinations that were made at the most recent Mobile Healthcare Summit, the ability to use mhealth technology is giving patients and doctors an improved opportunity for interaction. This is helping to make healthcare more cooperative and could give patients a better opportunity for health. According to one of the participants in the summit, Dr. Kendall Ho, the eHealth strategy office director at the faculty of medicine at UBC, and who is also among those who…

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Mhealth is already taking off worldwide in 2014

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The expansion of mobile healthcare technology is occurring very quickly this year. Recent reports have been showing that the expectations for this year’s mhealth technologies and resources is expected to be extremely broad and rapid, and this has already been shown to be accurate as tech shows and events include a broader number of health related gadgets and programs among their offerings and presentations. This sector of mobile development has already been seeing some broad growth, but this year is expected to take off. Many predictions are being put forward…

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mHealth is a top focus at CES 2014

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This year, the Consumer Electronics Show has a considerable focus on mobile health apps and tech. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has now started and it has already become clear that there has been a considerable shift in the focus of technology trends, particularly when it comes to mobile, as there are a number a new growth markets being introduced to the mainstream, such as mhealth, medical technology, and mobile health applications. Much of this has to do with wearable gadgets that consumers can use for fitness, among other purposes.…

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Mhealth app guidelines released by FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration has now issued its final guide for applications of a medical and health nature. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released a final mhealth guide that shows just how medical and health apps are going to be regulated within the United States. The FDA has also decided that they will not be enforcing under the Federal Drug and Cosmetic App. The FDA has come to the conclusion that the majority of health and medical apps don’t pose very much of a risk to…

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