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There is a startling, and greatly disappointing, research report out regarding healthcare insurance companies and mobile app development.
In a simple summary, this how the report describes such efforts: Epic fail.
If this were 2010, or even 2012, the report's insight on how a majority of insurance companies are behind the eight ball in mHealth app building and success stories might not be so surprising. But it's 2015. Smartphone ownership has become the norm in the U.S. Using apps to play games, make bank transactions, reserve taxi services, find a restaurant--these are all common practices today. Read more...
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