Bipartisan Policy Center Hosts Video Conference on mHealth Adoption

The Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC hosts a video conference today addressing the lack of scaled adoption of mHealth to date and the associated lost potential to change spending behaviors.

Bipartisan Policy Center Hosts Video Conference on mHealth Adoption

Janet Marchibroda, chair of the Health IT Initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center, summarized the day’s message by saying that smartphones have changed every aspect of American life, including the way people shop, travel, and manage their finances. If Americans could apply that use of smartphones to healthcare, great things would result.

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Epocrates Takes Top Spot in Clinical App Market Review

Recently published findings from a survey on the popularity of clinical mobile apps, reveals that Epocrates is the undisputed leader of mobile health apps market.

Epocrates Takes Top Spot in Clinical App Market Review

The survey asked clinicians to recommend their preferred apps. A total of 97 apps were recommended, with Epocrates coming in as the most recommended app, despite just recently unveiling their iPad app. Trailing Epocrates was UpToDate and Medscape.

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American Heart Association Looks to Social Media To Curb Childhood Obesity

The American Heart Association publishes an analysis of technology driven strategies that may aid in the fight against childhood obesity, which it says currently shows now signs of abating.

American Heart Association Looks to Social Media To Curb Childhood Obesity

A systematic review of 8 studies published in peer-reviewed journals suggests a strong correlation between social networking and weight loss results. However, the correlations required “active family-based” internet interactions.

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HHS Announces mHealth App Contest

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, an office within HHS, announces a mobile application contest that carries a $50,000 prize. The contest challenges app developers to find creative ways of leveraging evidence-based health and wellness data published on the HHS run website Healthfinder.gov in a mobile and strategically actionable format.

HHS Announces mHealth App Contest

Developers are asked to create a personalized tool that will introduce healtfinder.gov information to patients at the natural point of making health decisions, with the expectation that this will result in improved overall health and wellness.

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Consumer Smartphone Usage Catching Up to Television Usage

In the United States, 2011 marked the year that time spent browsing on desktop computers was passed by time spent in mobile apps. In 2012, time spent on consumer mobile devices nearly took over the number one preoccupation of America: television. A recent study published by Flurry Analytics tracks the growth of mobile application adoption as a measurement of consumer time spent per day suggests that 2012 may be the last year that television is the primary means of digital entertainment in America.

Consumer Smartphone Usage Catching Up to Television Usage

The data suggests that users are spending twice as much time in mobile applications as they are browsing the internet, and nearly as much time as they are watching television. This is an exciting proposition for mHealth proponents who appear to have backed the right horse for patient engagement methods .

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