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mhealth apps

Ten Trends shaping the mHealth Apps Market

Posted by: | Posted on: July 24, 2013

According to a 31-page report by Research2Guidance entitled Mobile Health Trends and Figures 2013-2017 ten trends will shape the mHealth market until 2017.
Based on feedback from 324 mHealth leaders…


mHealth Monitoring Offers Global Healthcare Cost-savings Opportunity by 2018

Posted by: | Posted on: July 20, 2013

In a recently released report entitled Mobile Health and Fitness, Juniper Research projects that the mHealth services will generate cost savings of $36 billion over the next five years under…


VIVUS Launches mHealth App for Weight Management

Posted by: | Posted on: March 7, 2013

VIVUS has launched a free mobile app to help users lose weight by creating fitness goals, tracking activity and calories, and sending personalized motivational messages and tips. Nothing particularly new…


New mHealth App for Urinalysis Debuts

Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2013

Spitting on your cell phone was just the beginning: A new mHealth app allows you to analyze your urine using your smartphone.
uChek analyzes urine samples for the presence of…


Happtique Releases Final Standards for mHealth App Certification

Posted by: | Posted on: February 27, 2013

Today Happtique has published its final standards for the certification of mobile health apps under the Happtique Health App Certification Program (HACP). As we reported in the Fall Happtique has…


Who Will Pay for mHealth Apps?

Posted by: | Posted on: February 4, 2013

Guest Blog by Michael Esquivel, Partner, Fenwick & West

The question of whether or not smartphone apps can play an important role in the delivery of healthcare services has been…


FDA May Limit Scope of mHealth Regulation

Posted by: | Posted on: January 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not be interested in taking on regulatory responsibility for the vast sea of 40,000 or so mobile health apps according to partner Silicon…


Pew Reports Most Health Tracking is Still Done on Paper

Posted by: | Posted on: January 29, 2013

A new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project notes that while 70% of Americans are monitoring health metrics for either themselves or someone else on a regular…


17-Year-Old mHealth Developer Honored by Intel

Posted by: | Posted on: January 29, 2013

Among the 40 finalists for the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search is a 17-year-old high school senior who is working on a mobile phone platform that will allow for low…


Accuracy of Apps to Diagnose Skin Cancer Varies Widely

Posted by: | Posted on: January 17, 2013

The accuracy of mobile apps that are designed to diagnose skin cancers varies widely according to a new study reported in the Wall Street Journal. The study, published online by…