June 25, 2014
Physicians Interactive (PI), the digital health marketing company that offers medical reference apps and resources like Skyscape and Omnio to physicians, has acquired one of the oldest, online consumer health brands, MedHelp, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks one of the first forays into consumer health for Physicians Interactive, which apart from some consumer-facing health...
May 21, 2014
There are now more than 100,000 apps on the iOS and Android app stores, according to a new report by research firm Research2Guidance, double the market size of two and a half years ago. They project the mobile health app market will have produced $26 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, up from $2.4 billion so far.
Research2Guidance also found that the average app publisher has seven apps and...
January 15, 2013
Medical reference app and iBook maker Orca Health announced a partnership with Harvard Medical School this week. Starting with Orca's existing HeartDecide app, Harvard Medical will begin supplying the content for Orca's interactive apps while Orca continues to focus on design and engineering.
Orca began as a hobby for CEO Matt Berry, whose father is a spine surgeon in Salt Lake City, Utah, where...
August 23, 2012
A recent survey conducted by digital health communications firm Enspektos found that physicians are more likely than nurses to find medical information in mobile apps credible. Of the more than 100 physicians surveyed, about 70 percent said that mobile apps were a very credible or highly credible, while only about 46 percent of the 100 nurses surveyed were as trusting....
October 8, 2011
By Brian Dolan & Chris Gullo
In September, Apple added a new section to its AppStore for healthcare professionals.
It has been an ongoing challenge for healthcare professionals to find useful apps for care settings. While a handful of blogs exist with recommendations from individual medical students or physicians, Happtique has emerged as a filtered medical app store of sorts that intends to...
April 22, 2011
Somewhere between 11 percent and 20 percent of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars now have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). In light of these statistics, the VA has developed an iPhone app to help inform vets and others about PTSD.
The app, called PTSD Coach, offers reliable information on PTSD and treatments right on a...