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Democratization of Medicine Discussed at Health 2.0


Democratization of Medicine Discussed at Health 2.0   WebMD mobile health news mHealth Health 2.0 On Monday, during his Health 2.0 keynote address, Dr. Eric Topol — Editor-in-Chief of Medscape and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health – drew attention to what he calls the democratization of medicine (i.e.., cutting edge digital health technologies impacting the relationship between patients and their physicians).

Leading to the most buzz, however, was Dr. Topol’s unveiling of key findings from a new WebMD/Medscape survey of patients and healthcare professionals.

The WebMD/Medscape survey, say those behind the report’s composition, reveals “unique and often surprising perspectives” about patients’ and physicians’ willingness to embrace the use of digital technology.

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WebMD Prescribes New Features on iOS App


WebMD Prescribes New Features on iOS App   WebMD mobile health app iOS Healthy Target apps On Monday, WebMD launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters, on its popular iOS app.

The impact, we’re told, is the app’s ability to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually relevant content and motivational tips to individuals looking to develop lasting health-conscious habits.

“WebMD Healthy Target will provide valuable assistance to individuals looking to manage chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as to a broader audience interested in achieving their fitness goals or more generally living a healthier lifestyle,” a provided statement reads.

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What’s Up, Doc? Health Sites See Mobile Growth


Whats Up, Doc? Health Sites See Mobile Growth   websites WebMD mHealth health apps The doctor is in. Only now that means 24/7/365 — on mobile.

A recent Millennial Media study on consumer habits indicates that people seeking health information now split their time evenly between the PC and mobile devices.

On the mobile side, about 45 percent of time is spent on smartphones and 5 percent on tablets. That’s a bigger chunk for health than categories like automotive and travel, where the bulk of time is still spent on desktop.

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December’s Top 10 Online and Mobile Sites for Health Information


Decembers Top 10 Online and Mobile Sites for Health Information   websites WebMD mobile health websites mHealth health websites health news health information eBizMBA Rank has just published its revised list of the most popular health sites for the month of December 2013.

As 2013 draws to a close and millions of Americans prepare to renew their commitment to health and wellness in the new year, here’s a look at some of the sites that will help you stay healthy in mind and body next year.

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WebMD Makes News at mHealth Summit


WebMD Makes News at mHealth Summit   WebMD Qualcomm mobile health mHealth news 2013 mHealth Summit On Monday, at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., mHealthwatch was on hand as WebMD announced the expansion of the beta program for its Patient Instructions feature.

This enables physicians who use Medscape Mobile to “securely send education and instructions on thousands of conditions, procedures and drugs” to their patients using the WebMD app for iPhone, or accessing WebMD on a PC or other mobile device.

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WebMD Improves Cold and Flu Activity Tracker


WebMD Improves Cold and Flu Activity Tracker   WebMD’s Cold and Flu map WebMD mHealth Since it’s that time of year again – when cold and flu-like symptoms seem to spread like wildfire – knowing what is going on in your area and staying ahead of the symptoms will aid in prevention and care.

For that reason, WebMD’s Cold and Flu map has been updated to capitalize on geo-location data and information from Symptom Checker visits to present a real-time analysis of the spread of colds and flu.

WebMD’s Cold and Flu map is based on data derived from more than 3 million Symptom Checker visits per month.
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WebMD Confirms Acquisition of Avado


WebMD Confirms Acquisition of Avado   WebMD Mobile Apps mHealth news mHealth Avado WebMD says it has acquired Avado, Inc., a developer of cloud-based patient relationship management tools and technologies that enable improved communication between consumers and health care professionals.

For WebMD, the purchase seems both logical and rich with potential, particularly when you consider the increasing sophisticaton and interactivity of the platform.

“Our acquisition of Avado demonstrates WebMD’s commitment to playing a leading role in the emerging patient relationship management space because we believe that connectivity has the potential to make the delivery of care more efficient and improve patient outcomes,” explains David Schlanger, WebMD’s Chief Executive Officer.
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