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Physicians Interactive Targets Consumer Health with Acquisition

Physicians Interactive Targets Consumer Health with AcquisitionOn Wednesday, mHealthWatch was briefed from a representative from Physicians Interactive on the company’s latest move.

A provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, Physicians Interactive is acquiring MedHelp, the online health community and health application site.

Based on the latest info available, roughly 14 million consumers use MedHelp’s web and mobile applications each month (primarily to receive support, research information, share knowledge and track their health).
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Mayo Clinic Website Receives Top Honors from Sitecore

Mayo Clinic Website Receives Top Honors from SitecoreAs it turns out, Mayo Clinic offers more than just world-class healthcare. It also offers one of the best digital experiences in North America.

On Thursday, Sitecore – a provider of customer experience management software – announced the 2013 Site of the Year winners for North America.

Now in its sixth year, Sitecore Site of the Year recognizes “the leading organizations who use Sitecore to create engaging, personalized digital experiences for every customer that engages with their brand across all channels.”

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More Than 40% of Europeans Approve of Mobile Health Apps

More Than 40 Percent Of Europeans Approve Of Health AppsPMLiVE recently published a report by research agency Bryter asking Europeans if they really want mobile apps and services to help them better understand themselves and their health.

More than 1,100 Europeans in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Belgium were polled.  Bryter sought to discover whether mobile is at the center of European life when it comes to medication, health, exercise, and shopping.

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mHealth Apps to Spend 2014 Under The Microscope

eye of scientist  and microscopeIn 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 2014 under the media’s and government’s microscope.

According to EHR Intelligence, Jacqueline Lorene Bender, PhD, of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at University Health Network in Toronto, and her team recently reviewed literature on approximately 300 smartphone apps ostensibly designed to provide health and educational information to users.
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2013: A Remarkable Year for mHealth Apps

2013 A Remarkable Year for mHealth AppsFrom record venture capital funding, to unprecedented scientific research behind their creation, mHealth applications finally turned the corner in 2013 as they emphatically entered the mainstream for mobile device users around the world.

According to the recently published findings of Manhattan Research‘s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 Study, 95 million Americans now count on their mobile devices to access health information and services. In fact, the number of Americans using mHealth resources is up 27 percent from just one year ago.

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Surgeon General Announces Four Winners of “Healthy Apps Challenge”

Back in December at the mHealth Summit, the Surgeon General’s office launched a challenge that called on mobile app developers to create apps in three different categories; healthy eating & nutrition; physical fitness/activity; and integrative health and well-being.

In the healthy eating category, joint winners were selected as “equally outstanding submissions,” including GoodGuide — an app that makes it easy to get the information you need about your food, personal care and household products to aid in making healthy decisions — as well as Fooducate, which uses barcode scanning to allow you to scan the products you buy to quickly get information on that food’s health value.

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