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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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Axxess Rolls Out New Home Health Care Mobile App

Axxess Rolls Out New Home Health Care Mobile App   Google Axxess apple app Everything is bigger in Texas, including the public’s appetite for mHealth.

Last week, Dallas-based Axxess announced the launch of its new mobile app for its home health agency clients.

The healthcare software company that provides cloud-based software to the home health care industry says its new state-of-the-art mobile app empowers home health professionals by “bringing patient care to the forefront.”
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JAMA Paper Calls for Improved mHealth App Review

JAMA Paper Calls for Improved mHealth App Review   mobile health news mHealth app mHealth JAMA In 2013, mobile health applications on iOS and Android exploded to record prevalence and popularity. But with this remarkable growth comes increasing scrutiny.

As the market for mHealth apps continues to balloon, many industry watchers believe these applications – specifically those that aim to treat or monitor serious medical conditions – will spend much of this year and next under the media’s and government’s microscope.
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