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mobilePDR Lands in App Store, Google Play


mobilePDR Lands in App Store, Google PlayOn Thursday, mHealthWatch learned that PDR, a leading provider of drug information, prescriber communications, and behavior-based patient and consumer health information, is rolling out a “completely reimagined mobilePDR.”

In short, mobilePDR is the official drug information and comparison app for Apple and Android devices.

The app is a component of the Physicians’ Desk Reference suite of services, which provides healthcare professionals (HCPs) with multichannel access to important drug information. This suite includes distribution of interactive drug information services for EHR/EMR systems, digital communication services, PDR.net, and mobilePDR, with timely updates to all drug information.
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77 Percent of Seniors Surveyed Find mHealth Tools To Be Useful


77 Percent of Seniors Surveyed Find mHealth Tools To Be UsefulWhile seniors tend to be in a demographic where the use of mobile apps and mobile health tools is low, recent AARP research shows that it is not due to the lack of desire. AARP conducted a study with close to 100 elderly participants, who were given mobile activity and sleep tracking devices to use for a 6 week period.

The survey completed at the end of the study and highlighted in recent days by Health IT Outcomes, showed that 77% of the participants found their mobile tools to be useful. On top of that, nearly half found that the tools encouraged them to be healthier and more active.

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Researchers at Harvard Find DocResponse To Be The Most Accurate Symptom Checker


Researchers At Harvard Find DocResponse To Be The Most Accurate Symptom CheckerOne of the many benefits to the constantly connected world we live in is that we can find information on just about anything we want or need at any hour of day or night. This includes information we would have previously gained from an industry professional, such as a physician.

Many people from around the globe are performing online searches to identify their symptoms in order to self-diagnose and self-treat. This is one of the reasons why researchers at Harvard set out to determine which of the many online symptom and diagnostics healthcare apps and websites performed the best.

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Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches New App ‘Alert’


Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches There New App AlertAlert is a new app by HelpAround, Inc. designed to provide those who struggle with chronic health conditions emergency access to help when it is needed most. The app is compatible with Apple iOS HealthKit, and designed to send instant alerts regarding blood glucose. Unlike their first app Diabetes Helpers, Alert is designed for a wider range of health concerns.

“With Diabetes Helpers, we saw thousands of strangers stepping up to help each other, but we also learned how much fear our users cope with,” said Yishai Knobel, HelpAround founder and CEO. “We recognized that in times of trouble it is imperative for anyone to be able to easily reach the most trusted people in their lives.”

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University of Washington: Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to Access


University of Washington Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to AccessIn March of 2014, a group of researchers at the University of Washington evaluated 9 of the most popular mobile health apps to see if they were compatible with programs such as iPhone’s VoiceOver. They found that all 9 apps were not, meaning that blind users cannot currently benefit from such apps.

iPhone’s VoiceOver program, and similar programs for other smartphones, are designed to allow blind users access to their smartphone or notebook—most often by “reading” the screen features from left to right.

While it is fairly simple for programmers to develop their applications within compliance of such programs, for many these tools simply aren’t on their radar, Medical Press reports.

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Fitness Apps Provide Realistic View of Workout Habits


Fitness Apps Provide A Realistic View Of Workout HabitsPopular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness are designed to help individuals track multiple aspects of their physical health—such as diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Since users record in-depth data related to the frequency of their workouts, and their type of workouts, the data from these apps is being complied and used to provide in-depth fitness profiles.

Millions of Americans from around the nation utilize such apps, making it easy to understand which states are the most physically active. According to a report from Yahoo Health, data compiled by merging both MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness found that the most active states in the nation are California, Colorado, and Washington.

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New App Aims to Improve Healthcare In China


New App Aims to Improve Healthcare In ChinaIn an ongoing effort to improve healthcare in China, in both rural and metropolitan areas, China Information Technology, Inc. (also known as CNIT) has launched a new mobile app—Healthcare One Pass.

Healthcare One Pass provides a wide range of healthcare systems and services designed to ensure patients have access to treatment as soon as possible—even same day if required.

In short, even if a patient is required to see a live physician, Healthcare One Pass provides access to remote services prior to their live appointment.

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