From Novelty to Mainstream
This is the first study of its kind to look at the current state of consumer mobile apps in healthcare—the range of apps available and their functionality, the barriers that exist to their broad use, and what is needed to move apps to a more significant role in improved and cost-effective healthcare systems.
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News & Media Coverage
- Press Release: IMS Health Identifies Opportunities for Mobile Healthcare Apps to Drive Patient Engagement, Enhance Delivery of Care
- National Journal: How Mobile Apps Could Transform Rural Health Care
- Bloomberg: Medical Advice Just a Touch Away with Smartphone Apps
- Forbes: Over 50% Of Mobile Health Apps Are Downloaded Less Than 500 Times
- Time: Bad News About Your Favorite Health Apps: They Don't Work
- Yahoo News/AFP: Thousands of health apps but so few downloads?
- NPR Online: The Long List Of Health Apps Features Few Clear Winners
- The Sun Daily: Thousands of health apps but so few downloads?
- Science World Report: Are Medical Apps Really about Health?
- mobihealthnews: IMS Health: Half of Android health apps have fewer than 500 downloads
- Albuquerque Business First: Health care apps largely ignored