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Accenture: Hospitals Engaging Just 2 Percent of Patients via Mobile Apps

Mobile_Health_Apps_highresNew research from Accenture reveals that just 2 percent of patients in the largest U.S. hospitals are currently using hospital-provided mobile health apps.

Accenture estimates that failure to align mobile apps to the services consumers’ demand could cost each of these hospitals, on average, more than $100 million in lost annual revenue, a report summary shared with MHW reads.

The research, which assessed mobile app use among the 100 largest U.S. hospitals, found that two-thirds (66 percent) of the 100 largest U.S. hospitals have mobile apps for consumers and roughly two-fifths (38 percent) of that subset have developed proprietary apps for their patients. However, only 11 percent of health systems offer patients proprietary apps that operate with at least one of the three functions that consumers demand most: access to medical records; the ability to book, change and cancel appointments; and the ability to request prescription refills electronically.

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MTBC Touts Electronic Prescribing Smartwatch App

MTBC Touts Electronic Prescribing Smartwatch AppOn Monday, MTBC — a leading provider of healthcare information technology solutions — shared with MHW details of its new electronic prescribing app for the Apple Watch, one of the first electronic prescribing smartwatch apps available to U.S. healthcare providers, the company explains.

MTBC’s Apple Watch app extends key components of its electronic prescribing app for iPhone users, known as MTBC iRx, to the Apple Watch.

Users of the Apple Watch app can view patient refill request alerts and inbound patient communications on the watch and then leverage iRx to authorize refills, write new prescriptions, access patients’ medication histories and clinical support decision tools, and more.

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New App Takes on ‘Billionaire-Backed Industry’

New App Takes on 'Billionaire-Backed Industry'Monarchy Ventures has just announced that it has acquired the worldwide marketing rights to a health and fitness app called 60K which is currently under development for iPhone, Android, tablets and desktop computers.

“Unlike other health and fitness apps on the market, 60K does much more than just count calories and record physical activity,” a provided statement explains. “Although it will integrate seamlessly with the most popular wearable trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, its unique algorithm looks at the biological, physiological, and fitness profile of each user, designs a custom diet and fitness plan, and provides regular prompts as to when and what to do and eat throughout the day.”

The average human lifespan is approximately 30,000 days, but with 60K the developers hope to double that.
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Walgreens Introduces Latest Mobile Health Initiatives

Walgreens adopts iBeacon to personalize coupons, boost salesWalgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, is touting the expansion of the Walgreens mobile app.

The app, we’re told, now offers MDLive’s telehealth services to users in 20 additional states (now totaling 25).

The organizations are also launching an updated telehealth experience within the app, providing better functionality and integration.
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Report: Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App Sales

Report Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App SalesAccording to the latest industry data to which mHealthWatch was privy, monitoring apps represent the largest category of medical app sales.

The report in question from Kalorama Information — a healthcare market research firm — indicates that the medical apps market was worth $489 million in 2015.

Many successful apps including medical including reference, educational and diagnostic apps but those that can monitor conditions for physicians or for patients themselves are nearly 40% of medical app sales.
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Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Tout Success of Asthma Health App

Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions Tout Success of Asthma Health AppThe Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions have an mHealth success story on their hands.

This week, the organizations announced initial results and new clinical features for their free Asthma Health app.

Released six months ago, the app enables individuals with asthma to participate in a large-scale medical research study by simply using their Apple iPhones, a statement shared with mHealthWatch reads. The app’s newest features—the “Doctor Dashboard” and integration with Epic, the popular electronic health records (EHR) system—will help enable Asthma Health study participants to use the app with their physicians.
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Healthcare Focus: Alpha Software Sees Spike in Demand for Alpha Anywhere

Healthcare App Focus Alpha Software Sees Spike in Demand for Alpha AnywhereAlpha Software Corporation, a company that aims to accelerate how developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, tells mHealthWatch on Thursday that they are seeing increased demand for their Alpha Anywhere mobile and web application development and deployment environment.

The reason? Enterprises are seeking (like never before) solutions to quickly provide mobile applications to their workforce.

Alpha Software, we’re told, saw a 50 percent increase in adoption by Global 2000 companies since the start of the second quarter of 2015 and received strong recognition in leading industry analyst reports.
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