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Is Your Mobile Health App Sharing Your Personal Information?


Is Your Mobile Health App Sharing Your Personal Information?   Personal Information mobile health applications mobile health app mHealth app It’s no secret that there are thousands of mobile health apps for you to choose from today. These apps do everything from track your vital signs and dietary habits, to send medication reminders and encouragement to increase your level of physical activity. While such apps are increasing in population, and may even be making managing and maintaining your health easier to achieve, you may want to consider how the mobile health apps you love are sharing your personal information.

Currently mobile health apps are not regulated by the FDA, and are not covered by HIPPA laws. This means that mobile health apps are free to share, or more likely, free to sell the data you provide to a third-party.

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Location Based Mobile Health App Comes to Washington


Location Based Mobile Health App Comes to Washington   mobile health applications mobile health MedNav In March, MedNav — a location-based mobile health app — rolled out its integrated platform that “bridges the gap between patients and providers with real-time availability information and access to healthcare providers in a user’s area.”

If you’re not familiar, the app lets patients view live wait times, review verified ratings and schedule appointments, while eliminating excess capacity and increasing patient satisfaction for providers.

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Happtique Unveils First Class of Certified Health Apps


Happtique Unveils First Class of Certified Health Apps   mobile health applications mHealth apps Happtique app certification program Happtique As anticipated for quite some time now, mobile health solutions company Happtique has finally announced the first batch of certifications for a small number of medical apps.

The certifications come through the company’s Health App Certification Program (HACP).

Happtique says this “inaugural class” is the first group of apps in the country to pass the rigorous HACP standards announced earlier this year.
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Mobile Eye Care App Seeing Big Public and Press Interest


Mobile Eye Care App Seeing Big Public and Press Interest   technology mobile tech mobile health applications mobile health Mobile Devices Mobile Apps mobile applications EyeXam All eyes are on EyeXam, a red-hot mobile eye care app with over a million free downloads to date.

On Monday, the innovators behind the innovative app announced it was just featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer in its popular ‘Real Money’ series.

The segment headlined a family using the EyeXam app on their smartphones and tablets.
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Clinton Foundation, Wellable Unite to Advocate Health Apps


Clinton Foundation, Wellable Unite to Advocate Health Apps   Wellable mobile health applications mobile health mHealth apps mHealth Clinton Foundation The Clinton Health Matters Initiative and Wellable have joined forces to promote wellness and advocate the good that comes from great mobile health apps.

If you’re not familiar, Wellable is a “wellness incentive company” that enables health plans, employers, and wellness providers to leverage mobile apps to implement health-related programs.

As of this week, the organization is now in partnership with The Clinton Foundation.
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Low Energy Software Improving Fitness Activity Monitors


Low Energy Software Improving Fitness Activity Monitors   Wicentric software Shines Bluetooth low energy application firmware mobile health applications Mobile Devices Misfit Wearables mHealth news mHealth apps As technology grows in sophistication, mHealth devices and fitness trackers are growing in sophistication too.

Case in point: Bluetooth software leader Wicentric Inc. today announced that Misfit Wearables has selected Wicentric’s exactLE Stack for Bluetooth low energy connectivity in its Shine, a physical activity monitor that you can wear any time and at any location.

As MHW previously reported, the Misfit Shine began shipping in August and is available now at Apple Stores around the world.
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Fitness Category Giving Health Apps The Best Workout


Fitness Category Giving Health Apps The Best Workout   mobile health applications mHealth apps mHealth fitness apps eMarketer According to the findings of a September 2013 survey from AYTM Market Research, more than three-quarters of respondents are “at least somewhat concerned about their health,” a major reason why millions of mobile users around the world are now using mHealth apps.

Corresponding coverage from eMarketer today notes that the greatest percentage of respondents — 50.9%—reported using fitness apps, followed immediately by 50.3% who used general health apps.

Diet apps were popular with just over three out of 10 respondents. Those apps targeted to specific diseases were less popular, although this is likely—hopefully, really—because fewer people suffer from a chronic condition that would necessitate its own app. Still, 17.6% reported using one.

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