Posted in mHealth

Diagnosis Promising For mHealth

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mHealth is an emerging trend in technology. It stands for ‘mobile healthcare’ and means utilizing smartphones and medical mobile devices to help diagnose and monitor health conditions.

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Posted in E-Patient, mHealth

e-Patients discuss mHealth

Transcript of  e-Patient centered #mHealth tweet chat facilitated by iMedicalApps teamed up with the Society for Participatory Medicine (S4PM).

Topics covered patient concerns about the increasing use of mobile apps to manage health/wellness/chronic diseases

The transcript can be found here.

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Posted in mHealth

Why Your Doctor Doesn’t Want You Using iPhone And iPad Health Apps

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According to the report, just under two-thirds (64%) of healthcare providers acknowledged that mobile technologies offer potential benefits for patients, but feel that mobile health (also known as mhealth) is virgin and untested territory. As a result, the majority of doctors (73%) don’t suggest iOS or mobile health apps to their patients and some (13%) even discourage patients from using them.

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Posted in Facebook, mHealth

Facebook launches new health app to coincide with London 2012 Olympics

Following on the heels of Facebook’s enabling its users to share their organ donation status, the social networking site has teamed up with GE Healthcare to launch a new health app –  HealthyShare.

The app, the launch of which coincides with the start of the London 2012 Olympics,  allows people add health and fitness goals to their timelines, and includes a range of fitness and diet challenges.  Leveraging the popularity of health apps and fitness trackers such as MapMyRun, the new Facebook app also features workouts sponsored by Olympians Michael Johnson and Summer Sanders and Olympic hopefuls Kevin Durant and Alex Morgan.