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Hearing apps drive innovation, accelerate price competition

Smartphones are making it possible for low cost, scientifically-validated mobile apps to augment or potentially replace traditional hearing aid technology, reports VentureBeat. In particular,...

More than 43,000 mHealth apps have limited use, functionality and evidence

A new study analyzing more than 43,000 healthcare apps available on the Apple iTunes app store has found that the vast majority have limited use and simple functionality, with most apps doing little more than providing information. Read more...

HIV apps vulnerable to privacy, security breaches

Mobile phone apps for the prevention and care of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are fraught with security concerns, according to a letter to the...

Battle against cancer needs help from app developers

In case you haven't heard, the United States is facing a looming crisis in how our healthcare system treats cancer. With baby boomers entering their "tumor-prone" years, the delivery...

HHS pools 33 health apps as free resource to consumers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies have developed 33 mHealth applications that are available for free to the public. The apps cover a range of capabilities including tracking...

Lack of access to smartphones holds mHealth back in South Africa

Fewer than a third of South Africans own a smartphone that can download apps and, as a result, those who might benefit from mHealth lack access to it.

People place too much trust in apps for controlling their health

A little information can be a dangerous thing for consumers attempting to self-diagnose their ailments. The ease of use the Internet affords with its powerful search engines and plentiful content...

Remote patient monitoring to save $36B globally by 2018

Over the next five years, remote patient monitoring will result in cost savings of up to $36 billion worldwide, according to an announcement on the mHealth market from Juniper Research. The report...

Family docs use reference apps, 'prescribe' apps to patients

Slowly but surely, medical apps are changing family medicine, so argues an article in the July issue of The Journal of Family Practice-- and the changes so far have been evolutionary, not...

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans favor mobile devices for mHealth

More than one-third of respondents to a Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll said they were "very" or "extremely" interested in using smartphones or tablets to ask their doctors...