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HealthPartners Brings Touch ID to myHP Mobile App


HealthPartners Brings Touch ID to myHP Mobile App    Touch ID myHP mobile app mHealth app HealthPartners On Thursday, HealthPartners announced the introduction of Touch ID, Apple’s pioneering fingerprint recognition feature available on a number of recent iOS devices, to its myHP mobile app.

According to the company’s news release, this is the first health plan in the Twin Cities region to integrate fingerprint recognition with an app.

So why the investment or time and resources into Touch ID? Because, the company says, it brings “added convenience to members and patients who have an online account.”
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Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health


Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health   mobile health Mobile Apps mHealth apps mHealth app Freshly published findings from a new study conducted by Research Now is providing some positive insight for those who may otherwise doubt the value of mobile medical apps being good for our health.

The digital data collection provider connected with 500 healthcare professionals and 1,000 health app users in the U.S. to reach the following conclusions:

  •     46% of healthcare professionals say that they will introduce mobile apps to their practice in the next five years.
  •     86% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will increase their knowledge of patients’ conditions.
  •     96% of users think that health apps help to improve their quality of life.
  •     72% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will encourage patients to take more responsibility for their health.

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Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny


Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny   Mobile Apps mobile mHealth app Melanoma Federal Trade Commission This week, the Federal Trade Commission stood up to marketers deceptively claiming their mobile apps could achieve some far-fetched things.

Chief among the claims criticized is that the apps in question could possibly detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its early stages.

“In two separate cases, marketers of MelApp and Mole Detective have agreed to settlements that bar them from continuing to make such unsupported claims,” the FTC explained in a news release.

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New App Designed for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis


New App Designed for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis   Skin Cancer mobile health mHealth app Lūbax apps app The power of mobile technology in the war on cancer is on full display in time for World Cancer Day 2015.

According to an announcement shared with mHealthWatch on Wednesday morning, general practitioners, physicians and dermatologists in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are being asked for their feedback during the “advanced trial phase of a new, free app that has the potential to play a vital role in the clinical detection of skin cancer.”

Developed by Lūbax, the app at the center of it all is being touted as the world’s first skin identification system.
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MoveMeFit on the Move with Launch of New App


MoveMeFit on the Move with Launch of New App   MoveMeFit mobile health app mHealth app iOS Just in time to help out with those New Year’s resolutions, MoveMeFit has launched their new iOS app which allows users to “get inspired” and achieve their fitness goals.

Fitness experts say that repetition is both physically ineffective  and mentally tedious. The new MoveMeFit app helps mitigate that tedium by delivering personalized and motivating fitness options. The app finds you relevant workouts, tracks your progress, allows you to follow friends and fitness pros’ activities,  and syncs your workout data to HealthKit.

MoveMeFit curates and offers thousands of online and local workouts with sessions including Cardio, Pilates, Strength-training, Yoga, Dance, HIIT, Prenatal, and more.

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mHealth App to Focus on Post-Op Care


mHealth App to Focus on Post Op Care   UW Madison School of Medicine mobile app mobile mHealth app apps Using a $500,000 federal grant, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health researchers are developing a smartphone app which allows patients to securely photograph and send images of their post-operative wounds to their doctor, according to a local ABC News report.

Thirty percent of surgical wounds become infected and most of these infections develop within two or three weeks after discharge. Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Craig Kent says that the app trial will involve patients from vascular surgeries, and because many vascular surgery patients are seniors, the app will need to be very easy to use.

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Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare


According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, soon British doctors might be “prescribing” more apps than medications.

Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare   United Kingdom strategy NHS mobile health mHealth app mHealth A new government strategy calls for a National Health Service (NHS) app store in which approved applications that purportedly improve health and lifestyles would be kitemarked (a UK product and service quality certification mark) by the health service and may also be provided for free to those trying to improve their wellbeing.

For example, overweight patients may be recommended an app that tracks their diet and exercise and those suffering from diabetes could use an app to monitor blood sugar.

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