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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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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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