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mHealth Apps Continue Booming Business in App Stores


Mobile Apps Ready to Meet the Medication Adherence ChallengeAccording to a new report first summarized this week by MAW, app stores remain the number one distribution channel for mHealth apps.

“Fifty two percent of mHealth experts rate app stores, such as Apple App Store or Google Play, to be the best channels from which to distribute mHealth apps for the next five years,” asserts a new publication from Research2Guidance.

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80% of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and More


80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreAn alarming new report highlighted this week by Healthcare IT News reveals that 84 percent of U.S. FDA-approved health apps (those tested by IT security vendor Arxan Technologies) have not returned favorable results.

All told, this group “did not adequately address at least two of the Open Web Application Security Project top 10 risks.”

Most health apps are susceptible to code tampering and reverse-engineering, two of the most common hacking techniques, the report found. Ninety-five percent of the FDA-approved apps lack binary protection and have insufficient transport layer protection, leaving them open to hacks that could result in privacy violations, theft of personal health information, as well as device tampering and patient safety issues.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


Remote Process Monitoring Usage to Climb Through 2019Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Beachbody Brings Health & Fitness App to Apple TV
With the Apple TV App Store growing by leaps and bounds, it’s not only game makers targeting the new platform. Those looking to make users happier and healthier are also bringing their creations to the platform.

New Apigee Survey Reveals Mobile’s Role in Managing Health and Wellness
On Tuesday, Apigee announced the results of the Apigee Institute’s 2015 Digital Impact Survey. The survey in question identifies health and wellness management as an industry in which smartphones and apps are changing behavior among a majority of connected consumers.
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Research Shows Patients with Chronic Diseases Want More Mobile Solutions


Research Shows Patients with Chronic Diseases Want More Mobile SolutionsOn Monday, mHealthWatch was privy to one of the most interesting reports we’ve seen this year.

A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity exposes the “gap between patients’ demand for taking control of their own health and the accessibility or availability of digital and mobile tools when it comes to the management of chronic health conditions.”

The study revealed that one third of patients with chronic diseases don’t currently use mobile apps to manage their conditions, but would like to start.

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Kalorama: Medical Apps Market Nears Half Billion-Dollars


According to the latest industry data and growth projections, the medical apps market is estimated at $489 million in 2015.

That tidbit comes to us from the team Kalorama Information, which is buoyantly optimistic about the future of the mHealth app business.

While that’s not huge compared to the total app market, the healthcare market research firm says the mhealth apps market was a mere 85 million five years ago.
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Developers Race to Update mHealth Apps to iOS 9


Developers Race to Update mHealth Apps to iOS 9mHealth app developers and software makers are scrambling to keep up with the runaway adoption speed of iOS 9.

According to Kevin Cosenza of MAW, despite having only been released late last week, iOS 9 is already on track to shatter the previous adoption speed records of older iOS upgrades.

“Customer response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been incredibly positive, we can’t wait to get our most advanced iPhones ever into customers’ hands starting this Friday,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in Apple’s announcement Monday. “iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history.”
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IMS Health Study Reveals Power and Potential of Mobile Healthcare Apps


IMS Health Study Revals Power and Potential of Mobile Healthcare AppsLast week, mHealthWatch was provided with an advance look at the findings of a comprehensive new study from IMS Health.

According to the report summary, the number of mobile health applications available to consumers now surpasses 165,000.

Released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the study notes that while most available apps focus on overall wellness, healthcare systems and professionals are expressing greater interest and excitement in broader app use as barriers to mainstream adoption of mHealth are removed—especially in the area of chronic disease management.

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