mHealth News: What You Need to Know

mHealth News What You Need to KnowHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

Johnson & Johnson Backs New Mobile Health Assessment
In recent days, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions unveiled “My Health Discovery,” a new digital mobile health assessment designed to help individuals improve their health.

Curely App Allows Patients To Access Physicians From Around The Globe
In March of 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges took a look at our nation’s population and predicted that by 2025 the United States will have a shortage of between 46,000 to 90,000 physicians. The shortage is already apparent in many states, or in many areas of states. According to a June report by Kaiser Family Foundation, Connecticut only has 15% of their needs met, with Alaska and Rhone Island coming in next at only 35%.

The American Academy Of Pediatrics Only Supports PPC Referred Telemedicine
In the July 1 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shared their stance on telemedicine.

New App Aimed at Identifying The LGBTQ’s Most Pressing Health Concerns
Clinical fellows Nephrologist Mitchell Lunn and OBGYN Juno Obedin-Maliver from the University of California, San Francisco have spent the last 10 years working with the LGBTQ community. One of their goals has been to determine health risks that LGBTQ community is most at risk for in current times. The challenge to this goal has been access to data about the community, which is why they created their new app.

Fitness Apps Provide Realistic View of Workout Habits
Popular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness are designed to help individuals track multiple aspects of their physical health—such as diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Since users record in-depth data related to the frequency of their workouts, and their type of workouts, the data from these apps is being complied and used to provide in-depth fitness profiles.

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