Monthly Archives: July 2012

Five Ways the Medical Apps Industry is Maturing


There are now over 13,000 health, fitness, and medical apps available.  In a previous post I discussed “Five creative and necessary ways of getting medical apps adopted.”  Specifically they were incorporating medical apps in informatics, utilization in schools for health … Continue reading

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Five Reasons why Medical Apps Will Want to Undergo Certification


A draft of standards for a health and medical app certification program  was released yesterday by Happtique.  As a matter of disclosure I am proud to have been the Chair of the panel that drafted these standards.  The standards are … Continue reading

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Five Creative and Necessary Ways of Getting Medical Apps Adopted


Medical apps will likely become an important healthcare tool.  Once barriers such as reimbursement and regulatory issues are fully addressed there are many ways in which app developers and their commercial partners can penetrate the healthcare market.  However, there are … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physicians Will Resist Prescribing Medical Apps


The Jackson Coker Special Report on Apps, Doctors, and Digital Devices, originally published in October 2011, was featured in an online article today with the headline “80% of Doctors Use Smart phones and Medical Apps in Everyday Medical Practice.”  If … Continue reading

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