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New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources


New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources   telemedicine skin mobile health apps mobile health mHealth dermatology acne A new app called Spruce allows people to seek dermatology treatment via their mobile device.

The app has raised $2 million in seed funding since its launch two months ago.

The telemedicine app, which recently scored some precious digital ink courtesy of Entrepreneur, is free to-download and connects users to a board-certified dermatologist.

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The Battle for mHealth Supremacy Getting More Complicated


The Battle for mHealth Supremacy Getting More Complicated   mobile health apps mHealth app mHealth In recent years, the world of mHealth apps wasn’t dominated by a few, but populated by many developers and healthcare organizations looking to find their way in a fledgling market.

But at the start of 2014, when it became crystal clear that the world’s biggest tech companies were determined to claim their piece of the mHealth pie, the landscape began to change. And now, as 2015 fast approaches, a whole new ballgame awaits mHealth app vendors — but, in particular, the “little guys.”

According to ABI, a freshly published 2-year study of the most popular health and fitness apps “reveals very little continuity in the popularity of specific mHealth applications.”

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MedDiary Launches Custom Mobile Health App to Monitor Patients


MedDiary Launches Custom Mobile Health App to Monitor Patients   mobile health apps mHealth MedDiary MedDiary Inc., a mobile health (mHealth) software company, has announced the launch of its mobile health software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform consisting of a cloud-based portal for healthcare providers and a mobile app for patients.

The integrated platform makes it possible for healthcare providers to create custom mobile health apps for their patients and to subsequently remotely monitor them.

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, patients pay a $35 monthly in-app subscription fee for this “concierge level” service. MedDiary then compensates providers with a $15 monthly services fee for coordinating the patient’s care.

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Apple Unveils HealthKit at WWDC 2014


Apple Unveils HealthKit at WWDC 2014   mobile health apps mHealth news mHealth iOS 8 HealthKit apple On Monday, Apple proved the rumor mill right when it took the wraps off of its long-anticipated plans to make mHealth a higher priority for the company, its customers and growing army of app developers.

Apple used WWDC 2014 as the stage to showcase “HealthKit,” a new app bundled with iOS 8 that focuses on fitness and tracking solutions while unlocking almost limitless potential for added convenience from today’s leading mobile health services.

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CEA Supporting Education for Health App Development


CEA Supporting Education for Health App Development   Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation mobile health apps mHealth FDA Consumer Electronics Association CEA apps app development app developer While the announcement itself largely flew beneath the radar in recent days, the impact of this development could reverberate well into the future.

Last week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced its sponsorship of an educational program series called the “Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation.”

In this effort, the CEA joins a consortium of six leading universities, more than a dozen industry trade associations and professional societies, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Sensogram Introducing New Mobile Products to Medical, Sports Markets


Sensogram Introducing New Mobile Products to Medical, Sports Markets   Sensogram Technologies mobile health apps mHealth health As mHealthWatch reported last month, Juniper Research is forecasting that retail revenue from smart wearable devices  will touch $19 billion within five years – of not sooner.

It’s a huge revenue leap to make by 2018, considering that this sector is expected to rake in $1.4 billion this year.

Capitalizing on this anticipated market growth, Sensogram Technologies shared with mHealthWatch on Monday details of its new health and activity mobile sensors coming to market this year in U.S.-based medical and sport markets. They include:

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More Than 40% of Europeans Approve of Mobile Health Apps


More Than 40% of Europeans Approve of Mobile Health Apps   United Kingdom PMLiVE mobile health apps mHealth news mHealth apps mHealth Europe applications PMLiVE recently published a report by research agency Bryter asking Europeans if they really want mobile apps and services to help them better understand themselves and their health.

More than 1,100 Europeans in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Belgium were polled.  Bryter sought to discover whether mobile is at the center of European life when it comes to medication, health, exercise, and shopping.

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