8 new mHealth apps

The following mHealth apps were reportedly launched in the past two weeks.


1. HumanaVitality launched an mHealth app wellness tool, allowing users to manage their health and fitness programs. Users can also receive advice and support from health coaches over the phone and earn points to redeem at the HumanaVitality Mall for entertainment purchases.

2. Ace Innovation group launched its Co-Pay mobile ap, which provides prescription discount information to physicians at the point-of-care. Physicians using the app can check which prescriptions have discount options, helping save patients money.

3. UnitedHealthcare's updated Health4Me app offers market average prices on local services and intends to help consumers be more informed and engaged with their healthcare.

4. McGraw-Hill Education Professional launched its AccessMedicine App, a mobile application offering diagnostic tools and resources that can be used off-line. The app provides evidence-based outlines of conditions, a visual diagnostic tool, point-of-care differential diagnosis tool and diagnostic test reference tools.

5. A new app, eAttending, was developed by a Philadelphia family practitioner. It allows physicians to submit and verify prescriptions electronically. The app eliminates the need for a physician to call in prescription orders, which carries the potential for misinterpretation.

6. The U.S. Navy recently launched an Anatomy Study Guide App to serve as a reference guide for medical students.

7. HealthTap's telemedicine app connects patients to physicians through video. Consumers can use the app at anytime in the day, cutting time spent in waiting rooms.

8. The InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo launched MommyMeds, an app providing information, safety ratings, syndromes and more for expectant and breastfeeding mothers.

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What the latest FDA guidance means for mHealth


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