iPhone health apps

By Brian Dolan January 20, 2010
Rob Havasy, a business analyst at the Boston-based Center for Connected Health, which is a part of the Partners Healthcare group, penned a thoughtful column on the state of the mHealth market. Havasy's central point is that mobile health solutions need to be "meaningful" and "available" to all patients. That's certainly an ideal wireless health service providers should be working towards. Havasy...
By Brian Dolan January 20, 2010
Here's an interesting twist for a smartphone application offering from a big brand: AccuWeather announced today the release of an iPhone application called WeatherMD, which helps users predict when symptoms their various medical conditions might be at their worst during the day because of weather. The app targets users with arthritis, asthma, migraines, allergies and sinus problems. WeatherMD,...
By Brian Dolan January 19, 2010
Chilmark Research's John Moore set about reading the tea leaves on 2010 a few weeks into this already busy year, and came up with a list of top ten trends to for healthcare IT. Smartphone medical and health apps made it onto the trend list at number five: "Second Gen mHealth Apps Enter Market – Melding of Smartphones and Devices Remains Nascent: With literally thousands of mHealth apps now...
By Brian Dolan December 1, 2009
UK government launches alcohol tracking app: Public health minister Gillian Merron said: "It is all too easy to lose track of how much you drink. So as the festive parties build up, this innovative tool will help people keep tabs on their drinking - wherever they are. Sticking within the recommended limits means you reduce the risk of serious conditions such as mouth cancer and strokes." The...
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. -- a holiday that typically includes over-indulging on turkey, root vegetables and pie followed by a short food induced coma. 'Tis the season, but for those who would like to keep track of their calories this week, there are plenty of smartphone applications to help you do so. Here's a quick run-down of apps available for various smartphones -- some...