mHealth & apps

Doctor booking app Zocdoc to start charging new patient fee despite objections from users

Zocdoc, the scheduling website used by health providers, including dentists, dermatologists and optometrists, is eliminating subscriptions in favor of a model that charges for every new patient booking, despite objections from some longtime providers.The company sent an email to users in New York on Tuesday informing them of the first pricing model change since 2012.

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Beats Medical added to Parkinson’s UK’s app library

Beats Medical is an app designed specifically for those with Parkinsons and provides allied health therapy exercises; physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy.It has been given the seal of approval from Parkinsons UK, a charity which drives for better care, treatments and quality of life for those living with the condition.The charity has added

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Professionals and Patients Grow More Comfortable with Wearable Health Data

Wearable fitness trackers are here to stay, and so is the data they generate. In fact, 27 percent of consumers already use fitness wearables, according to data by Morning Consult. But its not just consumers that want to peek into the stats generated by these devices: A new survey by the Healthcare Information and Management

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A Guide To Attracting And Engaging Patients With Mobile Tactics

Recent studies show that 52 percent of smartphone users gather health-related information on their phones. This rise in mobile health activity echoes the widespread change in user behavior; 52 percent of global online traffic is now generated through mobile phones.Consider also that the majority of emails are now read on mobile devices and 61 percent

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