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A Healthy Outlook Ahead for iOS in Business, Healthcare and More

Visually Impaired Want More from iOSThe latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android sales declined in the US, GB, and France, as iOS continued to make gains across most regions in the three months ending November 2016.

“For Android, this marks the sixth consecutive period of decline in the US, at 55.3% of all smartphone sales, down from 60.4% in the same period a year earlier,” the Kantar crew says. “In Urban China, iOS was down year-on-year at 19.9%, but continued strong period-on-period growth with sales from iPhone 7.”

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the three most popular smartphones in the US at the beginning of the holiday period, for a combined 31.3% share. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were the fourth and fifth best-selling phones in the US, with Samsung capturing 28.9% of smartphone sales.

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Study: YouPlus Health Mobile App Benefits Users’ Health

Study YouPlus Health Mobile App Benefits Users' HealthYouPlus Health recently announced the results of a 12-week user study that purportedly reveal the positive impacts of the platform.

The science-driven mobile health coaching platform was subjected to a peer-reviewed study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) mHealth and uHealth.

The study found that users of YouPlus Health’s mobile app experienced significant reductions in body weight, waist circumference, and both systolic and diastolic blood pressures, while attaining significant increases in HDL and VO2 max.
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St. Joseph Hoag Health, Hart Team Up to Launch Health App

St. Joseph Hoag Health, Hart Team Up to Launch Health AppmHealthWatch has learned that St. Joseph Hoag Health has partnered with Hart, Inc. to launch a new mobile app for the healthcare industry.

The app, we’re told, is designed to “safely and securely” manage health and wellness online or with a smartphone.

This new app enables St. Joseph Hoag Health’s wide network of providers, patients and employees to easily manage their health on-the-go by allowing real-time access to medical records, lab results, post-visit instructions, pill reminders and much more.

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iPad Pro May Become a Hospital Staple

iPad Pro May Become a Hospital StapleOn Wednesday, Apple unveiled the biggest thing in the history of its tablet line — and we mean that literally.

And the all-new iPad Pro, which features an impressive 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an iOS device, could become the hottest tablet among healthcare professionals.

With healthcare organizations and medical practices large and small looking for more screen real estate and flexibility with their mobile devices, this may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Android-Owning Patients Can Now Use TouchCare Tool

Android-Owning Patients Can Now use TouchCare ToolTouchCare is out with another product update that should make Android users happy.

The update in question makes it even easier for physicians, healthcare providers and their patients “to use their smartphones to quickly and easily connect for remote video calls anytime, anywhere.”

And now, that includes iOS as well as Android users.
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Brain Health Takes Center Stage at SXSW Interactive

Brain Health Takes Center Stage at SXSW InteractiveBrain health is front and center this morning in Austin, Texas as SXSW 2015 rolls on.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, SXSW Interactive participants will have the opportunity to test their brain health using the FDA-cleared app DANA, which was developed by AnthroTronix.

“The brain health assessment tool DANA, which received FDA clearance in October 2014, is a phone or tablet-based mobile medical app that works on both the Android and iOS operating systems and provides data within minutes to help assess and measure brain health,” the company says.

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FDA Launches ‘Drug Shortages’ Mobile App

FDA Launches 'Drug Shortages' Mobile AppThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just launched what’s being called the agency’s first mobile application “specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages.”

Conveniently, the app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products.

Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Drug shortages may also lead health care professionals to rely on alternative drug products, which may be less effective or associated with higher risks than the drug in shortage.

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