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Arizona’s mHealth App Market is Booming


Arizona’s mHealth App Market is BoomingIn the state of Arizona, medical professionals and programmers have been hard at work to produce a wealth of new and reliable apps to help locals live a healthier life.

At a price of around $3 dollars, and some even free, one can acquire apps to aid them in many areas of health – monetizing weight management, heart rate, breathing rate, walking proficiency, and pressure point usage, to name just a few.

One particularly popular app is that which was created by University of Arizona to help woman quit smoking. It has been determined that woman are now more likely to die from smoking related causes than men. The UofA app is designed to not only aid women in kicking their smoking habit, but also helping woman live healthier, eat better, exercise, and feel good about themselves.

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Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health


Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our HealthFreshly published findings from a new study conducted by Research Now is providing some positive insight for those who may otherwise doubt the value of mobile medical apps being good for our health.

The digital data collection provider connected with 500 healthcare professionals and 1,000 health app users in the U.S. to reach the following conclusions:

  •     46% of healthcare professionals say that they will introduce mobile apps to their practice in the next five years.
  •     86% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will increase their knowledge of patients’ conditions.
  •     96% of users think that health apps help to improve their quality of life.
  •     72% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will encourage patients to take more responsibility for their health.

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New App Store for Health Professionals Planned


New App Store for Health Professionals PlannedEpic Systems Corp. recently divulged plans to launch its own app store for healthcare professionals.

Such a move could invite developers and companies to produce countless new apps compatible with Epic’s electronic health records systems.

According to published reports, the app store will launch in a few weeks.

“We think Epic is big now? This will cement their long-term legacy. It’s exactly the right thing to do,” Mark Bakken, co-founder and former chief executive of Nordic Consulting, is quoted by The Wisconsin State Journal.
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EyeXam Sees Patent Success for Mobile Vision Screening


EyeXam Sees Patent Success for Mobile Vision ScreeningRepresentatives for EyeXam — the developer of a leading mobile vision screening app — have confirmed that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for EyeXam’s “self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.”

According to the company, the patent makes EyeXam the first and only patented method for mobile vision screening.

To date, a news release from EyeXam reveals, the vision screening app has been downloaded more than a million times from the iTunes App store and Google Play.
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Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as Claimed?


Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as ClaimedIf you’ve ever wondered just how accurate are medical apps that track blood pressure, you’re not alone. A good number of these apps found in the world’s foremost app stores claim they can screen for hypertension by simply holding the phone or taking a picture of your arm. Either medical advances have jumped light years ahead in technology or these claims are just not accurate.

According to recent research conducted by Cambridge Health Alliance, most of these apps falter in accuracy. For the study, researchers looked at 100 apps – apps that have collectively been downloaded millions of times.

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Not All Health Apps Are Created Equal — and Some Are Downright Misleading


Not All Health Apps Are Created Equal -- and Some Are Downright MisleadingAre some app developers promising more than they deliver? The answer appears to be “yes.” It could be a blow to the growing popularity of healthcare apps, according to industry insiders, who posit that some apps are much better than others at promoting well-being.

How do we know?

At least 14 percent of hypertension apps make misleading medical claims, according to a just released study.

“According to a study published by the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH), a portion of the blood pressure related apps available at the Google Play Store make misleading claims about their ability to track hypertension,” according to Health IT Outcomes.

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New App Allows Caregivers to Comprehensively Monitor Elderly


New App Allows Caregivers to Monitor ElderlyElder Care App (ECA) has launched in Apple’s App Store, generating positive reactions as an “all-in-one senior care coordination tool” that allows the caregiver of a senior to create a senior’s profile or join an established care network, track and share their daily activities, and more.

According to the app’s makers, the innovative platform allows a caregiver to:

  • Track and share daily living information (sleeping times, meals and diets, grocery lists, schedules, tasks, and goals)
  • Track and share medical information (medication administration, record of vital signs, and full medical records)
  • Record and share final plans (advanced directives, notifications of accounts, and funeral plans)
  • Build care networks and share data using a permissions-based model (create events, send invitations, send messages to care network, create and assign tasks, and determine access levels for each user)

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