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The Future of Medical Apps: A Call to Arms For the End of Flimsy Science


A recent article in the Washington Post raises concerns about the legitimacy of mobile health apps.  As Chair of the committee which developed Draft Standards for the Happtique App Certification Program, I applaud the author for taking a critical look … Continue reading

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The FDA and Medical Apps: Where are We?


In a previous post on this site I discussed my reasons for endorsing FDA oversight of mobile medical apps. Since we are nearing a final decision by the FDA concerning the matter, I thought it fitting to bring it to … Continue reading

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Consumer Health and Medical Apps: Common Threads for Success


Health, fitness, and medical apps are flooding the market at breakneck speed. There are now over 40,000 of them. There are many obvious differences between those directed to consumers and apps developed as tools of healthcare providers, targeted at disease-specific … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Evaluate Mobile Medical Apps via Research


There are many barriers to the adoption of health, fitness, and medical apps. A recent article summarizing the report from PWC’s Global Healthcare division states that adoption of mHealth technologies will lag consumer demand. I wholeheartedly agree with David Levy, … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Medical Schools are Developing Their own Medical Apps


Revenue and market growth statistics about mobile medical apps are presented in the press almost daily. All of those in the industry, other stakeholders, and peripherally related businesses know that great strides have been made even in the last 12 … Continue reading

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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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Five Reasons Why Mobile Health Apps Will Never Replace Doctors


A recent post in the DailyDealMedia, caught my attention. It was titled “Uprising in Mobile Health Care: Could Medical Apps Replace Doctors?”  The theme of technology versus humanistic aspects of medicine has been the subject of debate for many decades, … Continue reading

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