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A Healthy Outlook for Developer Income


A new report from Pollen and its partners at Priori Data dishes details about what is now deemed to be a “very healthy and maturing app economy.”

For the first time, the report also calls out the clear emergence of the “torso” of revenues made on the app stores.

The traditional L-curve of revenue distribution has changed. No longer do the top 100 publishers dominate the marketplace. Today, the trend is “an emergence of developers starting to make meaningful revenues by breaking out of the long tail and creating this emerging torso, or middle-class of app developers.”

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Platform to Prescribe Apps to Patients


rxu_digital-medicine-toolkitOn Thursday, researchers in the Sinai App Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed what’s called “RxUniverse,” the first enterprise-wide digital medicine care delivery system that lets physicians digitally prescribe “evidence-based mobile health applications” to patients at the point of care.

Why this offering and why now?

With countless mobile health apps available to consumers, there is no standardized method for providers to know which ones will clinically benefit their patients, and no way for them to share them with patients directly.

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Treato IQ Using Health Related Social Media Results To Create Consumer Analytics


Treato IQ Using Health Related Social Media Results To Create Consumer AnalyticsConsumers turn to the Internet for all of their needs, including many of their health needs. This includes both search engine results, as well as social media inquiries related to health concerns. It is for this reason that Treato launched their new app—Treato IQ.

According to HIT Consultant, the app gathers health related data, generated from social media activity—all in real-time. It then breaks down the information in an easy-to-read manner. This includes which social media sites, engagement and interaction occurred, the health condition being researched, and the brand or medicine being researched.

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New Apple Watch Software Excites Healthcare-Focused App Developers


New Apple Watch Software Excites Healthcare-Focused App DevelopersThis week at WWDC 2015, Apple used its annual developer conference to preview watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch.

The update, Apple says, gives developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch.

For example, developers can now take advantage of key hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs to build new app experiences.
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Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn Medicine


Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn MedicineOne thing Penn Medicine is known for is their high standards. Although Penn Medicine’s readmission rate for congestive heart failure patients is less than half of the national average at 8% compared to 19.5%, Penn believed these numbers were still too high.

For this reason they decided to send patients with congestive heart failure home with tablets that are preloaded with HRS Patient Connect. This app is part of the Pending Care At Home Program, and is specifically designed to assist patients during their first 30 days after discharge.

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Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch Apps


Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch AppsThere’s something secretive happening at Apple? What else is new.

A small group of app developers is being carted in to Apple’s laboratories to work in complete secrecy on a number of unnamed apps that Apple presumably wants to have ready to drop when Apple Watch arrives on April 24th.

In typical Apple fashion, very little is known about what’s taking place inside of these developer tinkering sessions. Source, however, tell The Financial Times that Apple handpicked 20 developers to labor at its labs until their apps are perfect.

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1 Out of 3 Doctors Suggesting Mobile Health Apps To Their Patients


© Copyright 2011 CorbisCorporationAccording to Endocrinology Advisor, more than one-third of all doctors are now suggesting mobile apps to their patients. It is also expected that in the coming years, mobile applications will play a larger role in assisting doctors with both diagnosing and treating their patients.

For the time being, no app is the clear front runner among various physician favorites. In fact, many doctors are unsure of which apps to direct their patients to. This is due in part to the fact that there are currently over 40,000 mHealth apps to choose from and more being developed every day. On top of that, few apps that have FDA approval.

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