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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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1 Out of 3 Doctors Suggesting Mobile Health Apps To Their Patients


1 Out of 3 Doctors Suggesting Mobile Health Apps To Their Patients   mobile health mHealth doctors apps According to Endocrinology Advisor, more than one-third of all doctors are now suggesting mobile apps to their patients. It is also expected that in the coming years, mobile applications will play a larger role in assisting doctors with both diagnosing and treating their patients.

For the time being, no app is the clear front runner among various physician favorites. In fact, many doctors are unsure of which apps to direct their patients to. This is due in part to the fact that there are currently over 40,000 mHealth apps to choose from and more being developed every day. On top of that, few apps that have FDA approval.

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Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?


Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?   mobile health mHealth Harris Interactive Doctor on Demand CDC Data from Center of Disease Control (CDC) indicates that at least 50 million Americans now suffer from environmental allergies on an annual basis.

But how do you know if you have allergies or a cold?

Doctor On Demand recently conducted a survey with Harris Interactive to better understand what Americans know and don’t know about environmental allergies and cold confusion.

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Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health


Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health   mobile health Mobile Apps mHealth apps mHealth app Freshly 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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HealthTap Taps New Chief Healthcare Officer


HealthTap Taps New Chief Healthcare Officer   mobile health mHealth medical data HealthTap Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth A representative for Palo-Alto based HealthTap, a company that connects people with doctors and their knowledge via mobile devices and personal computers, tells mHealthWatch that Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth has joined the team as Chief Healthcare Officer.

According to a statement provided via email, this is an “unprecedented move in the healthcare industry.” How so? It’s not every day that a well-known executive exiting a Fortune 500 company comes to a Silicon Valley startup.

Dr. Wohlgemuth is the former Chief Scientific Officer and SVP of R&D and Medical at Quest Diagnostics. So why did he make the move? The prominent exec is “passionate about the power of data to improve decisions impacting everyone’s health and well-being.”
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Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020


Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020   mobile health mHealth news mHealth MCN Analysis just released by Grand View Research on the global mobile healthcare marketplace suggests that by 2020, the industry could be worth as much as $49.1 billion.

Grand View’s recent report predicts the global market value for mhealth will rise by a CAGR of 47.6 percent from where it was in 2014.

“In 2012, the market revenue had been $1.2 billion. That illustrated that even from that year to 2014, there was already a rapid growth being experienced,” according to Mobile Commerce News (MCN) . “In terms of revenue, that speed of growth is expected to continue, at a CAGR of 49.7 percent from last year to 2020. The mobile health industry as a whole is seen as one that has considerable potential due to its many advantages over current standard health care.”

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SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at ‘Healthiest You’ with Scott Sanford


SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at Healthiest You with Scott Sanford   telemedicine SXSW 2014 SXSW Scott Sanford mobile health mHealth news mHealth Healthiest You Innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare technology are everywhere this week in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2015.

Among them is Scott Sanford, the Chief Growth Officer and Co-founder of Healthiest You, a telehealth solution that provides a “complete digital sick care and wellness program.”

mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin spoke at length with Sanford at SXSW in this mHealthWatch exclusive to discuss how Healthiest You is endeavoring to create vast improvements in healthcare delivery, including lower costs, and more convenient access.

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