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CDC’s Flu App Receives Mixed Reviews

Posted by: | Posted on: January 15, 2013

As flu season is peaking in the US, a quick search of the iTunes Store reveals 177 flu apps. The one with the best pedigree is from the Centers for…


A Look Back and Top Stories of 2012

Posted by: | Posted on: December 31, 2012

It’s been an eventful year in the mHealth space surrounded by a lot of hype and a deluge of data. We entered the fray mid-year with the goal of cutting…


NSF Funds Passive Smartphone-based mHealth App

Posted by: | Posted on: November 28, 2012

The NSF is funding a “mobile personal health consultant” being developed by researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology. The difference between this technology and most of the thousands of other…


Mobile Health Takes to the Road?

Posted by: | Posted on: November 6, 2012

The convergence of technology and the automobile has created innovations in navigation, safety, and now, digital health. With the introduction of embedded sensors, increased consumer interest in health monitoring devices…


More Than Meets the Eye at Health 2.0

Posted by: | Posted on: October 22, 2012

Coming from the health care tech side of the industry, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the sense of enthusiasm at the recent Health 2.0 conference. The atmosphere at…


Top 15 Apps for Drug Development

Posted by: | Posted on: October 15, 2012

Big Data in life sciences is going mobile. FierceBiotechIT’s round up of the top life sciences apps is dominated by tools for clinical research, chemical analysis, and clinical trials management.…


Study Links mHealth Apps with Improved Diabetes Management

Posted by: | Posted on: September 25, 2012

Diabetes apps have been somewhat of the poster child for mHealth programs for chronic disease management. Now a study by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) highlights the role that mHealth apps…


Is mHealth the Wild West of Health Care?

Posted by: | Posted on: July 23, 2012

A commentary in the Huffington Post asks is there too much hype around mobile health. The answer is no, but the lack of a regulatory framework and the blurry line…


Over 13,000 Consumer Health Apps Available for iPhone

Posted by: | Posted on: July 17, 2012

Mobihealthnews.com reports that there are 13,600 consumer health apps available for the iPhone through Apple’s AppStore in April 2012. The growth in the number of mHealth apps has accelerated in…


Happtique Seeking Comments on Draft Standards for Apps

Posted by: | Posted on: July 17, 2012

Happtique, a mobile health app store, has released a draft of the standards it will use to certify medical, health, and fitness apps. The program will allow Happtique to rate…