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Stanford Health Care Launches Custom Android MyHealth Mobile App

Stanford Health Care Launches Custom Android MyHealth Mobile AppStanford Health Care is out with a new app that allows patients using Android smartphones to easily access their own medical information anywhere in the world.

The Android version and the iOS 8 MyHealth mobile app, a provided statement to MHW explains, are both designed to put a patient’s health information right at their fingertips, making it quick and simple for them to manage their care.

In particular, the platform enables users to review test results, pay medical bills, manage prescriptions, schedule appointments, and conduct video visits with Stanford physicians.
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Study: YouPlus Health Mobile App Benefits Users’ Health

Study YouPlus Health Mobile App Benefits Users' HealthYouPlus Health recently announced the results of a 12-week user study that purportedly reveal the positive impacts of the platform.

The science-driven mobile health coaching platform was subjected to a peer-reviewed study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) mHealth and uHealth.

The study found that users of YouPlus Health’s mobile app experienced significant reductions in body weight, waist circumference, and both systolic and diastolic blood pressures, while attaining significant increases in HDL and VO2 max.
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Accenture: Hospitals Engaging Just 2 Percent of Patients via Mobile Apps

Mobile_Health_Apps_highresNew research from Accenture reveals that just 2 percent of patients in the largest U.S. hospitals are currently using hospital-provided mobile health apps.

Accenture estimates that failure to align mobile apps to the services consumers’ demand could cost each of these hospitals, on average, more than $100 million in lost annual revenue, a report summary shared with MHW reads.

The research, which assessed mobile app use among the 100 largest U.S. hospitals, found that two-thirds (66 percent) of the 100 largest U.S. hospitals have mobile apps for consumers and roughly two-fifths (38 percent) of that subset have developed proprietary apps for their patients. However, only 11 percent of health systems offer patients proprietary apps that operate with at least one of the three functions that consumers demand most: access to medical records; the ability to book, change and cancel appointments; and the ability to request prescription refills electronically.

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80% of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and More

80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreAn alarming new report highlighted this week by Healthcare IT News reveals that 84 percent of U.S. FDA-approved health apps (those tested by IT security vendor Arxan Technologies) have not returned favorable results.

All told, this group “did not adequately address at least two of the Open Web Application Security Project top 10 risks.”

Most health apps are susceptible to code tampering and reverse-engineering, two of the most common hacking techniques, the report found. Ninety-five percent of the FDA-approved apps lack binary protection and have insufficient transport layer protection, leaving them open to hacks that could result in privacy violations, theft of personal health information, as well as device tampering and patient safety issues.

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PetPace Pushing New Professional Mobile App for Veterinarians

Petpace Pushing New Professional Mobile App for VeterinariansPetPace announced this week the release of a new professional mobile app for veterinarians and animal care professionals.

If you’re not familiar, PetPace is the maker of a popular health and well-being smart collar used to monitor and relay pet health data to veterinarians and pet owners.

So what features does the new app pack?
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CES 2016: Genomic Wellness App Powered by IBM Watson Unveiled in Las Vegas

CES 2016 Genomic Wellness App Powered by IBM Watson Unveiled in Las VegasThis week, Pathway Genomics and IBM unveiled at the Digital Health Summit at CES 2016 the closed-alpha release of Pathway Genomics OME app, powered by Watson.

If you’re not familiar, the Pathway Genomics OME app merges cognitive computing and deep learning with precision medicine and genetics to enable Pathway Genomics to provide consumers with personalized wellness information.

This alpha version of the app incorporates information from Pathway’s “FIT” Test — a wellness-based diet, exercise, and metabolism report compiled with information from the users unique genetic traits, as well as their health habits, data from GPS and wearable health monitors in addition to information from the users Apple HealthKit.

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Mind Games: Brain Flexing Challenges Abound in iOS App That’s Good for Brain Health

Mind Games Brain Flexing Challenges Abound in iOS App Good for Brain HealthOn Monday, mobile app development studio What’s AppMaker added to its collection of fun and engaging mobile games the Colourblind Memory Test Game.

The game in question is a brain-stimulating app that builds color recognition and memory skills, along with some simple mathematics.

Developed for all iOS devices, the Colourblind Memory Test Game is fully compatible with the Apple Watch. The watch app features a slight blur to the graphics to add to the degree of difficulty.

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