October 29, 2013
A breakdown of the apps for specific therapy areas.
There are more than 43,000 healthcare apps available from the US iTunes store, but only about 16,275 of those are patient-facing apps with "genuine" health content, according to a new study from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Furthermore, in an analysis of the Google Play Store, IMS found that 50 percent of health apps are...
September 6, 2013
Last week, Teladoc acquired Consult A Doctor for an undisclosed sum. This news marked the eleventh acquisition so far this year.
Four months ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of six acquisitions that had occurred so far in 2013, starting in January when athenahealth bought Epocrates for $293 million. Just a month after that, Jawbone acquired Massive Health to improve its wearable health device...
March 9, 2013
At the HIMSS13 event this week, an executive from the automaker Ford recapped the company's now well-documented vision for how to transform the car into a next generation platform for mobile health apps, devices, and services. For the first time, however, Gary Strumolo, Ford’s global manager for health and wellness, interiors and infotainment research and innovation, drew a line between his...
December 26, 2012
According to a recent report from InMedica -- a division of IMS Research -- remote patient monitoring increased 22.2 percent based on the number of patients between 2010 and 2011. The firm estimates that 241,200 patients were remotely monitoring in 2011 via telehealth systems. Meanwhile, telehealth device revenues only grew by 5 percent from 2010 to 2011 and 18 percent from 2011 to 2012. The...
August 2, 2012
As expected, Ford has announced the launch of the first mobile health app to connect to certain Ford models via the car company's Sync AppLink platform: IMS Health's Allergy Alert app, which is powered by data from IMS Health's Pollen.com site. MobiHealthNews attended Ford's media event in May 2011 when the car company unveiled its research pilots focused on mobile health. At the time the company...