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Why Aren’t We Downloading Health Apps?

by Nextgov, mashable.com

Mobile health applications may be the next wonder of the world, but relatively few Americans are using them. …While 88% of Americans have a cell phone, only 10% have downloaded health-related mobile apps.

Part of the reason might be the type of health apps available, MobiHealthNews editor Brian Dolan told the newspaper.

“(A) persistent trend is that the majority of these apps are focused on tracking fitness or diet,” Dolan said. “There are two or three new BMI calculators released every month, for example — and far fewer are focused on what most people would consider true health problems, like chronic conditions or chronic condition management.”

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This entry was posted on July 22, 2012 by in Apps, Health, Refugees and tagged , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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