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FDA Yet to Review and Approve the Vast Majority of mHealth Apps


FDA Yet to Review and Approve the Vast Majority of mHealth Apps   Mobile Apps FDA App regulation Currently there are over 100,000 mHealth apps available for immediate download. The apps range from managing general health and fitness, to monitoring and recording vitals. While mHealth apps are designed to be preventative, proactive, and even utilized for treatment and care, only 1 out of every 1,000 mHealth apps has been approved by the FDA.

This is not to say that an app lacking approval is not going to help individuals to achieve their health goals, just that their claims have not been verified. What consumers must keep in mind, is that just because an app is placed on a reputable mobile or online store such as iTunes that iTunes makes no efforts to verify the validity of mHealth apps.

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New App Targets Childhood Obesity


New App Targets Childhood Obesity   Mobile Apps mHealth Kids Making Healthy Choices childhood obesity app Once again illustrating how mHealth isn’t the exclusive province of young adults and senior citizens, a new app is taking aim at a serious problem — an epidemic, some say — facing America’s youth.

Last week, child health advocate Merilee A. Kern announced the release of the “Kids Making Healthy Choices” App intended “to motivate and empower overweight and obese children to get, and stay, on a healthy track.”

Making the health app comprehensive in its nature, the program also supports and enables parents, teachers and other caregivers and educators with helpful resources.
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Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android


Health Apps Nourish iOS owners, Fitness Gets Workout on Android   smartphones smartphone apps Mobile Apps iOS Android Health and fitness are two of the sweatiest categories of apps on smartphones. By sweatiest, we mean that apps that help people count calories, log meals, get fitness regimens, and more are really getting a workout by increasingly fit-conscious consumers.

But here’s the post-app rubdown: there’s a difference between Android and iPhone users.

Who knew? Opera Mediaworks, as it turns out. When the firm evaluated 500 million monthly ad impressions on more than 400 of its mobile ad platforms and apps, Opera Mediaworks concluded that iPhone users are more interested in health (62 percent vs. 58 percent for fitness), while Android users are more interested in fitness (39 percent vs. 30 percent).

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Enhanced eRx Features Land on iPad EHR


Enhanced eRx Features Land on iPad EHR    Mobile Apps mHealth iPatientCare EHR One of the earliest pioneers in mHealth is making headway with electronic prescriptions for iPad EHR.

iPatientCare announced Thursday the enhanced functionality for the ePrescribing / eRx in iPatientCare iPad EHR app.

The app is available on the App Store.
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ScienceCloud Aims to Drive Collaborative Drug Discovery


ScienceCloud Aims to Drive Collaborative Drug Discovery   ScienceCloud Mobile Apps mobile applications mHealth drugs cloud Accelrys, Inc., a provider of lifecycle management software and related solutions, has launched two new mobile applications supporting key life sciences workflows and real-time collaboration spanning both the ScienceCloud workspace and on-premises systems.

“ScienceCloud is a secure, SaaS-based, mobile-enabled information management and collaboration environment that improves data and knowledge sharing for globally networked researchers,” the company tells mHealthWatch in a written statement.
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Parenting Resources Go Mobile for Healthier, Happier Kids


Parenting Resources Go Mobile for Healthier, Happier Kids   Mobile Apps mobile app mHealth app iOS Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg Baby Bundle apple Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg has set her sights on mHealth, launching a unique and interactive mobile application called Baby Bundle.

Integrated throughout the app, “Dr. Jen” provides expert advice to new parents during the first 24 months of parenthood.

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, Apple has already featured Baby Bundle as one of the Best New Apps in the Health & Fitness category.

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CloudVisit Telemedicine Says ‘I Do’ to mHealth App


CloudVisit Telemedicine Says I Do to mHealth App   news mobile health Mobile Apps mHealth I Do App HIPAA compliant video appointments healthcare IT CloudVisit Telemedicine apps IT healthcare companies, CloudVisit Telemedicine and I Do App, have just announced what they’re calling a “groundbreaking mHealth partnership.”

CloudVisit, an SaaS telemedicine and telepsychiatry platform, enables real-time video appointments between providers and patients. Conversely, I Do App provides mobile health monitoring devices for patients to track weight, wellness, and other key biometrics from home via mobile app.

What happens when you put them together? “Now partnered with I Do App,” Cloudvisit boasts, “mobile monitoring devices along with HIPAA-compliant online video sessions bring the best care to patients.”
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