Highlighting the ubiquity and importance of smartphones across multiple industries, a new report by ACT | The App Association indicated that two out of three businesses utilize enterprise apps. And many of those opportunities are rising up throughout the healthcare industry.
The mHealth app, designed by researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, helps obstetric care providers identify perinatal depression in soon-to-be and new mothers and gives them care management tips.
A recent study of so-called 'white coat hypertension' finds that blood pressure readings taken at the doctor's office can be less accurate and more dangerous than readings taken at home with mHealth devices.
A new survey from customer experience agency Verndale found consumers most strongly want healthcare apps to provide the ability to manage appointments. Other most desired features among all patients include providing an alert when an appointment is running late, the ability to refill prescriptions and access to medical records.
Healthcare is such a massive space, one that takes up a sixth of the entire U.S. economy, that just one small piece of that pie can be extremely lucrative. Take diabetes, for example, where there has been a slew of different companies tackling that problem, and raising money in the process, including Glooko, Omada Health, Siren and Virta Health.
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