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Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch Apps


Finishing Touches Being Put on First Wave of Apple Watch AppsThere’s something secretive happening at Apple? What else is new.

A small group of app developers is being carted in to Apple’s laboratories to work in complete secrecy on a number of unnamed apps that Apple presumably wants to have ready to drop when Apple Watch arrives on April 24th.

In typical Apple fashion, very little is known about what’s taking place inside of these developer tinkering sessions. Source, however, tell The Financial Times that Apple handpicked 20 developers to labor at its labs until their apps are perfect.

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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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FDA Launches ‘Drug Shortages’ Mobile App


FDA Launches 'Drug Shortages' Mobile AppThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just launched what’s being called the agency’s first mobile application “specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages.”

Conveniently, the app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products.

Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Drug shortages may also lead health care professionals to rely on alternative drug products, which may be less effective or associated with higher risks than the drug in shortage.

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Paid to Get Healthy? UnitedHealthcare Pilots Fitness App That Rewards Progress


Paid to Get Healthy UnitedHealthcare Pilots Fitness App That Rewards ProgressCould people soon be “paid” to practice healthier behaviors?

It might be enticing enough to make people do jumping jacks. Word has just reached us that UnitedHealthcare is developing a new app that “offers financial incentives for users who practice healthful behavior.”

Minneapolis-based UnitedHealthcare is now piloting the iPhone app — dubbed “Reward Me” — in Arizona and Illinois. The pilot offers a bevy of rewards based on both usage of the app as well as achievements in four defined categories: healthy eating, relaxation, healthy activity, and life style.

According to Kirk Pion, vice president and Innovation Champion for UnitedHealth, “We wanted to acknowledge what people were doing every day to stay healthy.”

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Stanford Health Care Launches Promising New Mobile App


Stanford Health Care Launches Promising New Mobile AppWhile the world turns its attention to the hottest mobile hardware of the future in Barcelona, Spain as Mobile World Congress 2015 gets underway today, some of the biggest innovations in mobile healthcare applications are taking place today in the U.S. at some of its most prestigious schools.

Case in point: Stanford Health Care recently announced its new iOS 8 MyHealth mobile app for patients.

Developed in-house by Stanford Health Care (SHC) engineers, MyHealth “connects directly with Epic’s electronic health records, Apple’s HealthKit and cloud services for consumer health data monitoring.”
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Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny


Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under ScrutinyThis week, the Federal Trade Commission stood up to marketers deceptively claiming their mobile apps could achieve some far-fetched things.

Chief among the claims criticized is that the apps in question could possibly detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its early stages.

“In two separate cases, marketers of MelApp and Mole Detective have agreed to settlements that bar them from continuing to make such unsupported claims,” the FTC explained in a news release.

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Want to Avoid Bacon, or Beef, or Brussel Sprouts? There’s (Going to Be) an App for That


Want to Avoid Bacon, or Beef, or Brussel Sprouts There's (Going to Be) an App for ThatMaybe you’ve got an allergy — or just an item or two which don’t fit with your new dietary regimen. How can you find out which restaurant meals are sure to contain the ingredients you want to avoid?

Now a new and innovative mobile app is in development. Yes, there’ll soon be “an app for that,” if Bleyd, a Florida-headquartered app development firm, has anything to say about it.

The proposed app — for which fundraising is being conducted via Kickstarter — will identify which restaurant meals contain allergens.

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