July 17, 2012
Four years after the launch of the AppStore, growth in the number of available consumer health apps for iPhone users is still accelerating. It's growing more quickly now than ever. There were more consumer health apps in April 2012 than we expected there to be: In July 2011 we predicted that the number of consumer health apps would top 13,000 in July of this year, but that happened at least three...
June 16, 2012
MobiHealthNews: 2011 Consumer Health Apps for iOS
Might mobile health technologies help alleviate health disparities between African-American and white men? That is the implication in a recent Huffington Post commentary.
Writing in the Huffington Post, Washington, D.C., lawyer John M. Burns cited statistics indicating that black males live 7.1 fewer years on average than men of other races and...
April 25, 2012
In the fall of 2009 at the first Consumer Genetics Show in Boston, whole genome sequencing company Illumina's CEO Jay Flatley announced plans to develop an iPhone app, called MyGenome, that would give users access to their own fully sequenced genome.
“Ultimately, we think this data needs to be mobile-connected and probably in the cloud,” Flatley said at the time as he cued a series of slides that...
April 5, 2012
Data from MobiHealthNews' Consumer Apps Report, September 2011
Researchers at Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh are leveraging smartphones to help them figure out why some people are able to quit smoking on their first try while others try to quit again and again
At Penn State researchers found that participants in a four week study who successfully quit during the study had a weaker...
March 12, 2012
Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens added two new features to its mobile health app: medication reminders and prescription transfers via barcode scans. Without citing specific numbers -- other than that its mobile user base was in the millions -- Walgreens said adoption of its mobile apps grew 500 percent last year.
One of the app's new feature, called Pill Reminder, aims to help Walgreens iPhone...
February 28, 2012
According to a findings of a small consumer survey conducted by HIMSS and sponsored by Qualcomm Life, a majority of consumers are familiar with the term remote monitoring device, only a quarter of those surveyed reported using one before, and only 16 percent had heard about such devices from their healthcare provider. The survey's results were fairly consistent with past surveys -- few of the...
November 14, 2011
The American Medical Association's (AMA) first consumer app, My Medications, hit Apple's AppStore late last week. The app allows patients to manage their medications, immunizations, allergies, and to access their medical team's contact information. The app costs just under a dollar: $0.99.
In March, the AMA released CPT E/M QuickRef, a reference guide that helps physicians determine the...
September 22, 2011
Next summer there will likely be slightly more than 13,000 health apps intended for use by consumers available for download in Apple's AppStore, according to MobiHealthNews' latest report: Consumer Health Apps for Apple's iPhone. Based on an analysis of 18 months of data from Apple's AppStore, it's also clear the the average price of a paid health app is trending upward. Last February the average...
June 25, 2010
By Jon Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
The funny thing about “mHealth” is that it has taken on such a cult-like status among investors, industry and the media. Certainly the potential for the use of mHealth in the delivery of healthcare is huge and it may have an impact on other parts of healthcare such as chronic care management, emergency response services and the role and...