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App use for post-op follow-ups viable, cost-effective

Tapping mHealth apps for monitoring low-risk postoperative ambulatory patients is a cost-effective and viable alternative to the traditional in-office approach for both patients and providers in Canada, reveals a new research paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Biosensors pose healthy app innovation but challenges must be hurdled first

The evolution of smartphone apps incorporating biosensors is gaining speed, and while there seems to be no limit to potential applications for mHealth there are still a few big challenges ahead--notably determining efficient and effective power consumption strategies and ensuring that biosensor-based apps provide a valuable service to the user.

Why the mHealth battle will be won by Google, not Apple

When it come to mobile healthcare there are more than a few power players vying for dominance, chief among the vendors are Apple, Google and IBM. But the ultimate victor, according to Forbes contributor Dan Munro, will be Google for three specific reasons.

Mobile apps help consumers make informed healthcare, provider decisions

The advent of mHealth apps, specifically those that let consumers compare healthcare services and providers, empower users and help consumers make better informed decisions on everything from treatment to treatment facility selection.

Pharmaceutical companies fall behind on website optimization

Pharmaceutical companies are not keeping pace with the use of mobile devices, Internet and smartphones by healthcare professionals, according to a new report by Manhattan Research that reveals just about 33 percent have mobile optimized product websites.

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