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mHealth: What’s The Hold Up for Adoption Among Many Doctors?

mHealth: What’s The Hold Up for Adoption Among Many Doctors?   mobile health mHealth app Approximately 2 out of 3 doctors utilize mobile apps on a daily basis. While these same doctors may turn to these mobile apps in their personal lives as a time-saving tool, they do not always see the benefit of investing their time in mHealth technology unless they can clearly perceive the return on investment.

A recent survey by MedData Group was conducted with 532 doctors. The findings were gathered between December 2013, and March 2014. Of doctors who have integrated mHealth technology into their practice, 2 out of 3 have found ways to increase efficiency and/or cut costs. Other popular reasons for adopting the technology is to improve the quality of patient care, primarily through better communication with patients.

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ScienceCloud Aims to Drive Collaborative Drug Discovery

ScienceCloud Aims to Drive Collaborative Drug Discovery   ScienceCloud Mobile Apps mobile applications mHealth drugs cloud Accelrys, Inc., a provider of lifecycle management software and related solutions, has launched two new mobile applications supporting key life sciences workflows and real-time collaboration spanning both the ScienceCloud workspace and on-premises systems.

“ScienceCloud is a secure, SaaS-based, mobile-enabled information management and collaboration environment that improves data and knowledge sharing for globally networked researchers,” the company tells mHealthWatch in a written statement.
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Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health

Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health   mobile health news mobile health mHealth developers apps

As mobile healthcare technology emerges as a mainstream staple of modern healthcare, a growing number of app developers want to break into this opportunity-rich new industry.

The first trend that is creating a niche for app developers to fill is the need for more general tech education and preparedness. Across all facets of the healthcare industry, studies and surveys have shown that few companies are truly ready for the mobile revolution that is currently underway. The trend of adopting tech without fully understanding it is both problematic and counterproductive.

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Renal Physicians Association Releases mHealth App

Renal Physicians Association Releases mHealth App   Renal Physicians Association mHealth app mHealth app On Monday, The Renal Physicians Association delved into the mHealth arena with the release of a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making and pain and symptom management for an array of conditions – acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease patients at the point of care.

Dr. Adam Weinstein, an RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, says that the new “RPA SDM Toolkit app” is an interactive, workflow-driven version of the RPA’s Clinical Practice Guideline on Shared Decision Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis, 2nd Edition.
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Parenting Resources Go Mobile for Healthier, Happier Kids

Parenting Resources Go Mobile for Healthier, Happier Kids   Mobile Apps mobile app mHealth app iOS Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg Baby Bundle apple Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg has set her sights on mHealth, launching a unique and interactive mobile application called Baby Bundle.

Integrated throughout the app, “Dr. Jen” provides expert advice to new parents during the first 24 months of parenthood.

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, Apple has already featured Baby Bundle as one of the Best New Apps in the Health & Fitness category.

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New App Mobilizes Dermatology Like Never Before

New App Mobilizes Dermatology Like Never Before   mobile app mHealth app mHealth First Derm dermatology Launched just over a month ago, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published the findings of a study finding substantial diagnostic agreement between teledermatologists and in-person dermatologists.

The bottom line? Mobile health solutions may soon change the field of dermatology as we’ve always known it.

For the physicians and developers of First Derm, an anonymous teledermatology app provided by iDoc24, this study confirms their opinion that it’s possible for patients to receive quality health information from board-certified specialists that is relatively inexpensive and as convenient as snapping a selfie.

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mHealth May Keep Recovering Alcoholics Sober

mHealth May Keep Recovering Alcoholics Sober   Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth health alcoholism Mobile health applications may be among the most supportive resources available to recovering alcoholics in their ongoing efforts to stay sober.

National attention has just descended on a smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that serves up an array of helpful features that are drawing praise by healthcare professionals who treat alcoholics.

The features include a “panic button” and the ability to alert the user when he or she gets too close to bars and other places where alcohol is readily available.

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