health app efficacy

By Jonah Comstock November 5, 2015
The CITY Android app used in the Duke study. Duke University published a study in the journal Obesity this week which shows that, over a two-year period, neither a specially designed mobile app nor a coaching intervention that utilized a mobile app was any more effective in promoting weight loss than the control intervention -- a handful of fliers from a doctor visit. “For some people it did...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2015
GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care have teamed up to create Evidation Health, a company focused on evaluating the efficacy of digital health technologies. Soon after Evidation was formed it merged with wellness engagement platform company The Activity Exchange. In January Evidation raised a little more than $6 million in funding led by GE Ventures with participation from Asset Management...
By Aditi Pai January 15, 2015
A mobile intervention, called FitBack, that personalizes health content for the user is an effective tool to help patients improve their nonspecific lower back pain (NLBP), according to a study, conducted by health app intervention developer ORCAS with help from insurance company Cigna, that was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The American College of Physicians (...
By Brian Dolan November 3, 2011
What makes a health app effective? How should we determine an app's efficacy or effectiveness? While these have long been questions put forth in mobile health discussions, answers have finally become more substantial. Join MobiHealthNews and two other healthcare industry thought leaders for a complimentary webinar focused on the world of health and medical apps. We will present exclusive findings...