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The Age of Apps Brings Back House Calls

docapp-2The world of telemedicine and doctors on demand has come a long way in the past couple of decades, but in many ways the concept harkens back to an earlier era.

That’s according to the folks behind TheDocApp, who said this week that in many ways, the launch of telemedicine apps in general, and in particular represents a return to a better, and a more personal, approach to medicine.

TheDocApp is available, for now, to residents of southwest Florida (but will be expanding state-wide in the months to come).
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Artificial Intelligence App Changes the Game for Mobile Health in Canada

Mobile Health Coming on Strong in CanadaPress Release: Today medical artificial intelligence (AI) app Ada makes Canadian history, launching a new consumer-facing medical app that enables Canadians to assess and monitor their personal health through sophisticated AI technology. Designed to grow smarter as users engage with it, Ada’s intelligence amounts to much more than personalized health assessments for individuals – Ada supports doctors in providing more accurate assessments and through data collection and analysis, has the ability to help patients and doctors monitor health situations over time.

Developed by a team of medical doctors and scientists, Ada’s AI engine is a representation of where personal and community healthcare is headed. Since Ada’s global launch earlier this fall, the app has already climbed to no. 1 medical app in the App Store in 80 countries – more than any other iOS app in 2016.

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MatchMyRx App Helps Patients Understand Their Prescriptions

rx_notebook_bg_mediumPRX Control Solutions — a digital health company offering a smart prescription platform to health plans and payers — is rolling out a Web App to help patients increase awareness of their medications.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans with chronic ailments often suffer from multiple conditions and take multiple medications at the same time, making it harder for them to understand which treatment goes with each illness.
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New Alliance to Lead Development of mHealth App Guidelines

Report Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App SalesFour organizations announced today they are forming a new, multi-stakeholder collaboration, Xcertia, dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and effectiveness of mobile health applications.

“The initial supporters of the collaboration include the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), DHX Group, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS),” reads a provided statement.

As a nonprofit corporation, Xcertia will establish and promote best practices for mobile health apps. Xcertia’s membership and governing board will be open to broad representation from consumers, developers, payers, clinicians, academia and others with an interest in the development of guidelines for mobile health apps.

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New Quotit Mobile App Helps Brokers Find Right ACA Plans for Consumers

quotit-goQuotit Corporation, a national provider of Internet sales and marketing solutions for the health insurance and employee benefits industry, confirmed to MHW this week that the company is rolling out a new mobile quoting app, QuotitGO.

According to a provided media release, QuotitGO is designed to give brokers the ability to quote insurance options for consumers on the go, including real-time subsidy calculations, “an important distinction between QuotitGO and other apps as over 85% of Americans qualified for subsidies in 2015 when enrolling in ACA marketplace plans.”

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Provata Health Touts New VR Guided Meditation App

first-look-provata-health-introduces-vr-guided-meditation-app-300x198Ahead of the long holiday weekend, digital health company Provata Health confirmed to VRJournal the launch of Provata VR, a virtual reality guided meditation app.

The app, which launches exclusively on the App Store, comes as the Portland startup pushes forward with its hope to pioneer a new category of digital health: Virtual Reality Preventive Care.

As for how Provata VR works, we’re told that users “escape to a variety of stunning locations around the world, including tropical waterfalls, secluded beaches, dazzling Northern Lights and even underwater coral reefs.”

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Canada’s Doctor Pocket Hypes Groundbreaking Medical Smartphone App Launch

Research Shows Patients with Chronic Diseases Want More Mobile Solutions“Need a doctor? Imagine having a rich network of medical specialists at your fingertips. Doctor Pocket is an iOS and Android application that enables you to communicate with specialists from the comfort of your home and on-the-go.”

That’s the enticing pitching from the Toronto-based makers of Doctor Pocket’s smartphone app.

According to those behind the offering, in the US, the average wait time to see a specialist is 29 days. “You don’t need health insurance to talk to our team,” the company says. “In Canada, everyone may have health insurance, but that doesn’t mean everyone has equal and easy access to care. Doctor Pocket changes that by connecting you with a specialist of your choice to get the medical attention you need, and deserve within 24 hours.”
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