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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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Pegasystems Focuses on 360 Degree View of Patient Care


Pegasystems Focuses on 360 Degree View of Patient CareProminent enterprise-focused software company Pegasystems Inc. tells mHealthWatch that they have rolled out enhancements to the Pega Care Management for Healthcare application.

The application in question enables care managers to provide the “highest level of customized care to improve patient health outcomes.”

“Healthcare organizations struggle to deliver targeted, cost effective, and personalized health management services that promote the best outcomes and meet consumer service expectations of highly diversified populations, from millennials to seniors,” the organization explains. “In the emerging post-reform market, care management has become a strategic tool for healthcare organizations to engage customers, resulting in better cost and quality outcomes, as well as improved patient loyalty.”
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Physicians Now Have a Tool to Help Them Determine The Best Health Apps for Their Patients


Physicians Now Have a Tool to Help Them Determine The Best Health Apps for Their PatientsWhile there are thousands of fitness and healthcare apps to choose from today, the selection is overwhelming for both patients and physicians alike. While the vast majority of physicians can agree that apps have the potential to be beneficial, most are too unfamiliar with the current apps on the market to refer a patient to a specific app with confidence. It is for this reason that AppScript was developed.

AppScript was developed by Quantia, Inc., the Physician Engagement Platform, and IMS Health. The platform not only helps healthcare professionals evaluate and determine the best mobile apps and mobile technology for their patients, but physicians can purportedly rest assured that the mobile products they prescribe are referred by a responsible and trusted source.

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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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