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New App Uses ‘Rewards’ to Monitor Mood Disorders


New App Uses ‘Rewards’ to Monitor Mood Disorders   ThriveTracker mobile health app mHealth iOS depression Bipolar app Adrian Cunning’s startup, ThriveStreams, has released its first product, according to CNET.

The newly released app takes a gamified approach to mood tracking for those with conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder. Cunning was diagnosed as bipolar in 2002 and has said that his own battle with the disorder inspired him to serve others with mental health struggles.

The app, ThriveTracker, collects data on activities such as meditation, exercise, journaling, as well as tracking therapy attendance and quality and amount of sleep. Users can chart their moods, anxiety, and irritable levels in order to analyze trends and make connections between moods and behaviors. Consistent users can earn rewards such as samples, gift cards, and MP3 downloads. The rewards are meant to incentivize consistent data entry.

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Apple’s HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug


Apples HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug   iOS 8 iOS HealthKit apps apple It’s not even cold and flu season yet but Apple’s HealthKit already has a bug that will make it late for work.

Shortly before yesterday’s release of iOS 8, Apple was compelled to yank all HealthKit-related iOS apps from the App Store.

A number of eleventh-hour issues were reportedly to blame for the decision.
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iPatientCare Shows Us What an mHealth Triple Play Looks Like


iPatientCare Shows Us What an mHealth Triple Play Looks Like   miWater miMeds miCalc mHealth iPatientCare iOS apps 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.”
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Visually Impaired Want More from iOS


Visually Impaired Want More from iOS   The National Federation of the Blind mobile mHealth iOS CDC A national advocacy group for the visually and hearing impaired has a message for Apple – do more to make iOS features accessible and practical for millions of Americans with special needs.

According to the findings of a 2008 CDC study, some 3.4 million Americans are now legally blind or visually impaired.

In short, The National Federation of the Blind wants Apple to eliminate the exclusionary drawbacks of its products and services for those with difficulty perceiving sight and sound.

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Why mHealth Service Providers May Want to Put More Focus on Android


Why mHealth Service Providers May Want to Put More Focus on Android   mHealth news mHealth iOS Android ABI Although iOS devices like Apple’s iPad and iPhone remain the most popular and ubiquitous of mobile devices among doctors and other medical professionals, mHealth is a two-way street. That is, mHealth works optimally when both patient and provider are connected in a seamless, efficient manner on their favorite devices.

Consequently, it’s vitally important to recognize an unmistakable truth in modern mobile – Android is surging ahead of iOS, most recently in the realm of tablet computers.

This year is expected to be a watershed for the tablet installed base, ABI reported this week, with active Android devices surpassing iOS for the first time.
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Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android


Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android   smartphones smartphone apps Mobile Apps iOS Android Health and fitness are two of the sweatiest categories of apps on smartphones. By sweatiest, we mean that apps that help people count calories, log meals, get fitness regimens, and more are really getting a workout by increasingly fit-conscious consumers.

But here’s the post-app rubdown: there’s a difference between Android and iPhone users.

Who knew? Opera Mediaworks, as it turns out. When the firm evaluated 500 million monthly ad impressions on more than 400 of its mobile ad platforms and apps, Opera Mediaworks concluded that iPhone users are more interested in health (62 percent vs. 58 percent for fitness), while Android users are more interested in fitness (39 percent vs. 30 percent).

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WebMD Prescribes New Features on iOS App


WebMD Prescribes New Features on iOS App   WebMD mobile health app iOS Healthy Target apps On Monday, WebMD launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters, on its popular iOS app.

The impact, we’re told, is the app’s ability to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually relevant content and motivational tips to individuals looking to develop lasting health-conscious habits.

“WebMD Healthy Target will provide valuable assistance to individuals looking to manage chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as to a broader audience interested in achieving their fitness goals or more generally living a healthier lifestyle,” a provided statement reads.

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