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Infographic: The Biggest mHealth Growth Market May Be Wearables


Infographic: The Biggest mHealth Growth Market May Be Wearables   wearables Mobiquity mHealth apps infographic Despite recent reports to the contrary, which suggest that the wearables market is quickly cooling, a new report from Mobiquity paints a different picture entirely.

According to the data shared with mHealthWatch, over half of mHealth app users (defined as users of mobile health and fitness apps) intend to purchase and use wearable devices to better track their progress and general wealth and wellness.

What’s more, 63 percent of these individuals plan to use wearables daily.
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The 4 Key Points For Accelerating mHealth Adoption


The 4 Key Points For Accelerating mHealth Adoption   mobile health mHealth apps mHealth Mobile technology has had a dramatic impact on the way many industries conduct business, and has produced many timesaving tools for both personal and professional lives. As mobile health continues to evolve, developers need to learn how to hone in on the 4 key points below to have the best success of accelerating consumer adoption.

Know Your Demographic

Knowing your demographic is essential for knowing the habits that consumers in your target audience have developed. This includes gathering data such as age, gender, and annual salary.

Accessibility

Technology continues to evolve, so it is essential to ensure that your mobile apps and tools are compatible with the most current mobile devices such as iPhones, Android devices, and tablets. However, many consumers may also require laptop and PC compatibility too.

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Patient Adoption Rates Fueling The Growth of mHealth


Patient Adoption Rates Fueling The Growth of mHealth   Tech news mobile applications mHealth apps mHealth health While many healthcare professionals are still on the fence when it comes to mobile apps that patients can use to track and monitor various aspects of their health and well-being, everyday Americans are turning to mobile apps at a rapid rate. This leads many to believe that healthcare professionals may need to embrace mHealth in order to stay competitive in today’s tech savvy world.

At current date, 70% of Americans currently use some type of mobile app to manage and monitor their health and well-being. On top of that, 63% are interested in mHealth apps with more advanced reporting, tracking, and healthcare related features.

Currently the most popular mHealth apps are those that track daily caloric intake, weight, and physical activity. 53% of individuals who utilize mHealth apps to monitor their caloric intake found that they consume more calories on a daily basis than they had estimated, and another 23% found that they are less physically active than they had estimated.

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Strategy Analytics: Nike Still Dominates Mobile Health Apps


Strategy Analytics: Nike Still Dominates Mobile Health Apps   Strategy Analytics Nike mHealth apps mHealth apps Strategy Analytics is out with a new report that takes a close look at the market for health and fitness apps. What was the biggest finding?

Nike is still king of the app genre.

However, the report summarizes, contributions (current or in the works) from Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour, Puma, Asics, New Balance, Fila, and Converse can’t be discounted.
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Thriving Health App Developer Acquired by Welltok


Thriving Health App Developer Acquired by Welltok   Welltok Mindbloom mHealth apps mHealth Health App Developer mHealthWatch learned this week that Welltok – a company focused on health optimization – is proceeding with an acquisition of Mindbloom, a leading health app developer.

Seattle-based Mindbloom, a mobile health company, will help to “expand Welltok’s capabilities to deliver engaging, interactive mobile experiences through its CaféWell Health Optimization Platform.”

The platform is designed to allow consumers anytime, anywhere access to health programs, content, applications and communities.

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Lawmakers Fighting to Keep FDA Out of mHealth


Lawmakers Fighting to Keep FDA Out of mHealth   USA Today mobile health news mobile health mHealth news mHealth apps FDA Two prominent federal lawmakers are going public in their fight to keep the FDA from fiddling too much in the mHealth space.

Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Angus King (I-Maine) published an unapologetic op-ed in the pages of USA Today this week, urging the creation of a new, less intrusive framework for FDA oversight.
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Why mHealth Focuses on Extreme Diseases in Wealthy Nations


Why mHealth Focuses on Extreme Diseases in Wealthy Nations   mHealth apps mHealth Journal of Medical Internet Researchs mHealth and uHealth disease The vast majority of mHealth apps available in high-income regions today are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis of, and regulation of extremely harmful and even deadly diseases. Conversely, there is by comparison a veritable shortage of apps dealing with the diseases that chiefly affect low-income countries.

A recent study conducted by the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s mHealth and uHealth revealed that, statistically, there are far more apps concerned with the diseases that plague rich countries, and very few that deal with the diseases that are most common in impoverished countries.

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