Which mHealth Apps Are Doctors Prescribing?

Which mHealth Apps Are Doctors PrescribingThis week, HealthTap, a fast-growing mobile health platform that connects users with a network of more than 40,000  doctors – rolled out something called AppRx.

HealthTap says AppRx is “the only place for consumers to discover the best and most useful health apps recommended by top doctors.”

With more than 40,000 health and wellness mobile apps on the market, and no easy way to determine whom to trust, people looking for help are left alone to navigate a thicket of apps that are of questionable relevance and quality.

HealthTap believes AppRx will empower individuals to find reliable doctor-recommended apps across nearly three dozen health and wellness categories.

“There are more than 600 different diabetes apps, 231 different children’s health apps, and more than 105 period trackers with new ones popping up almost every day! With only user reviews in app stores, it’s very difficult and time consuming to assess the quality and personal fit, let alone discern which apps are best suited for specific health issues,” explains Dr. David Wyatt.

“Together with tens of thousands of my colleagues,” DDr. Wyatt said in a statement released by HealthTap, “we’ve taken it upon ourselves to objectively and professionally rate the quality, reliability and helpfulness of the best apps on all platforms. We’re committed to putting people’s mind at ease with the knowledge that their selection is ‘just what the doctor recommends.’”

To learn more, check out HealthTap here.

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