March 7, 2014
By Jonah Comstock
One conversation topic that never seems far away at digital health industry events is the idea of data silos. Consumer health and fitness apps are letting people collect more health data about themselves than ever before. And increasingly connected electronic health records create a wealth of electronic data about patients. The real potential for that data, many people believe,...
February 7, 2013
Health gamification app developers, you may have met your match. You probably already knew the couch potato was your biggest challenge. But now the stakes have been raised.
The other night, I was watching TV and this commercial came on: (Watch here).
That's right, there's an app, called Viggle, that rewards people for sitting on their rear ends and "checking in" to their favorite shows. Users get...
February 5, 2013
Pharmacy chain Walgreens, which already has one of the most popular mobile health apps out there, has released an application programming interface (API) so software developers can build the company's prescription scanning and refilling technology into their own apps. The functionality already is in drug information app PocketPharmacist and newly launched personal health record Healthspek,...