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Apple's HealthKit vs. Google Fit [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 16, 2014 by Morgan Brown

Google Fit vs. HealthKit

Apple’s not the only one jumping on the mHealth bandwagon with HealthKit. Google released Google Fit and Android Wear, and Samsung threw their hat into the ring with SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interaction). So how do these three new platforms stack up for developers looking to build new mHealth apps?[read more]

mHealth Comes to Patient Support Groups

June 3, 2014 by Joan Justice

mHealth and cancer support groups

Adolescents and young adults account for 72,000 new cancer diagnoses each year. What better than a cool mobile app to appeal to the younger generations? StupidCancer’s Instapeer is an app that works much like an online dating service.[read more]

Health Care Business Models in Transition Open Doors for Connected Health

March 1, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

Adoption of mHealth

What an amazing time to be a champion of new health care delivery models. Three megatrends are driving change at a pace that I only wished for 20 years ago. Back then, I first had the insight that care could be improved, in some instances, if we separate doctor and patient in time and space.[read more]

Repairing Vision with the Help of Technology

February 15, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Glassesoff mobile app

About 100 million people in the U.S. suffer age-related vision loss. Fortunately, new technology is trying to help improve that number. One way is with the help of a mobile app called Glassesoff. This app claims to be able to improve vision by reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses.[read more]

Physician Use of mHealth [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 7, 2014 by Indy Kavelaars

mHealth

Have a look at this great infographic about the US physician use of mobile technology, which details some striking figures, including the fact that 88% of doctors would like their patients to monitor their health at home, especially their weight, blood sugar and vital signs.[read more]

Six Mobile Health App Design Tips

February 6, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

mobile health app design (Flickr/philcampbell)

A great majority of patients with chronic diseases would accept mobile app prescriptions from their physicians, according to a survey of 2,000 patients released last summer. Yet physicians for the most part haven’t adopted the practice — for a number of reasons.[read more]

Manhattan Research: Ten Patient Groups Most Likely to Be Mobile Health Users

October 30, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

mHealth users

People living with cystic fibrosis, growth hormone deficiencies and acne were among the most likely to report using their smartphones to find health information in a new survey from Manhattan Research, a research firm that set out to help healthcare marketers understand how patients and caregivers are using the internet and smartphones.[read more]

The Power of Simplicity in mHealth

September 18, 2013 by steven shie

mHealth

Advanced technologies may be able to handle sophisticated tasks in mobile health; however, what drives outcomes is not technologies but the thorough thinking and planning from health care professionals who possess a deep understanding in their fields.[read more]

A Digital Health Solution for Travelers: Keep a Doctor in Your Pocket

September 9, 2013 by John Nosta
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digital health for travelers

What do you do when you're miles away from home and you fall ill? Meet TraveDoc, a free online doctor appointment scheduling service, accessible from any Internet-connected device, for people who need a doctor, dentist, or specialist in a new country, literally connecting doctors and patients around the globe.[read more]

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Boomer Voice: Fitness and Fitness Gadgets for Boomers

August 21, 2013 by Suzie Mitchell
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When you exercise do you want to make every step count? I sure do. I want to be certain I get credit for burning every calorie possible. So I’ve become a bit of a gadget slave. If there’s an app or device out there that can help me account for my food and exercise during the day-- I want it and I use it.[read more]

mHealth India: Insurance and Technology

August 21, 2013 by Ruchi Dass
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Mobile Health in India

There are several reasons that the healthcare insurance penetration in India continues to be low over years. While most of the insurance companies wish to expand their access through every distribution channel, it is imperative that we learn from some of the new age models to dispense health insurance in India.[read more]

All-in-One Photo-Sharing App for Docs: The Cool, the Gross, and the Puzzling

August 16, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

Imagine opening your Instagram app and being greeted with photos of an amputated, infected human leg, or a diabetic foot ulcer. What’s nauseating to the average person could be interesting or helpful to a clinician, said Joshua Landy, an ICU doctor who dreamed up an app called Figure 1.[read more]