In a recent post on HDT Trucking Info, the latest app from Wright Media received some well deserved digital ink.
Wright Media has developed multiple apps geared toward the trucking industry. The latest app, however, is a telemedicine program called the Truckers MedCallAssist.
Since truckers spend the majority of their time on the road, and are often out of town and out of state, far away from familiar family physicians. As a result, receiving medical care while on the road proves to be quite the challenge.
Posted in mHealth, Mobile App, Telemedicine
There have been many advances in the world of mHealth over the last few years, including the increased access of healthcare to individuals in rural areas. It is estimated that approximately 70% of individuals who are in need of behavior and mental healthcare do not have the access they require to adequately manage their care.
It is for this reason that The Colorado Health Foundation has invested in a behavioral health app from myStrength Inc., a leading maker of mobile solutions designed “to help people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.”
The app includes a variety of tools, such as step-by-step eLearning modules for managing depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse.
Posted in mHealth news, Mobile App
The mHealth innovators at iPatientCare recently briefed mHealthWatch on their introduction of miMeds, miCalc and miWater — three patient centric medical apps compatible with iOS devices.
We’re told the free apps are designed to help patients and clinicians remain updated about a patient’s health, and improve their overall level of care.
“The healthcare industry is moving towards a delivery model that is more patient-focused, value-based, and accessible even in remote environments,” the company says. “In this regard, iPatientCare is all set to add value to the digital evolution in healthcare by creating cutting-edge, and innovative mHealth solutions.”
Posted in mHealth, Mobile App
Jawbone, the “smarter fitness tracker,” just rolled out a new redesign for its popular app.
And it’s delicious.
As Jawbone continues to cement its role as a leading fixture among top health apps, the Jawbone app is receiving ample praise for its latest improvements, which include:
Posted in mHealth, Mobile App
A new mHealth app aims to do what some consider to be the impossible – mitigate the stress in our lives.
That’s the claim behind the makers of the new app, which allows anyone with a smartphone to test their cortisol levels – and, therefore, their level of stress — while on the go.
The mHealth app allows users to analyze their saliva and generate quick results. While tests of this nature are not new, they are generally around $50 per test and take a week to receive the results. However, this app utilizes the camera lens and light diffuser to analyze cortisol levels in saliva. It will cost users around $5 per test and delivers almost instant results.
Posted in mHealth, mHealth news, Mobile App
Talk about your market niche. When Enroll America — a nonprofit coalition of groups supportive of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — wanted to reach lower income women without health insurance, it turned to the phone.
No, not cold calls (remember those?)
Enroll America ran a mobile ad campaign while working with a firm called Qriously from February 25 to May 31. The promos ran within Qriously’s network of apps and in other mobile ad networks—including MoPub, Nexage, and Rubicon. Qriously has a reach of about 150 million people in the U.S.
Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), mHealth, mHealth news, Mobile App
According to a new report from Flurry, mHealth app growth is nearly double that of the overall mobile market.
“We have studied the usage of over 6,800 iPhone and iPad apps listed in the health and fitness category on Flurry’s platform and we have seen a 62 percent increase in usage of health and fitness apps over the past six months,” says Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf. “This compares to 33 percent increase in usage, measured in sessions, for the mobile app industry in general. Growth in health and fitness is 87 percent faster than the industry, which is itself growing at an astounding rate.”
Based on the elaborate research conducted, Flurry believes many factors are contributing to this mammoth growth.
First and foremost, the research behemoth explains, “a glance at wellness and fitness accessories retailed by Apple in the US is a good indication on how many health, fitness and vital sign tracking devices the iPhone can replace. These accessories come with applications that are designed for daily use.”
Posted in mHealth, Mobile App, Wearable technology