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Power to the Patient: Health Apps, Data & Biosensors Redefine Healthcare

Until recently, the notion of a more informed and independent patient was more promise than reality. But thanks to a new wave of biosensors, smartphone apps, and innovative medical services, the age of the Empowered Patient has arrived. He is armed with exhaustive healthcare data, more than at any moment in human history, and that data is poised to multiply in the coming years – data about his day-to-day fitness, his genetics, his blood work, patients who are similar to him, his doctor, even the doctor’s notes scribbled on the medical chart.

The torrent of information engenders expectations that are reshaping the one relationship that has traditionally defined healthcare: the relationship…

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 Power to the Patient: Health Apps, Data & Biosensors Redefine Healthcare

New biosensors, health data, digital access – not to mention, expectations – are redefining the doctor-patient relationship one app at a time.


The iMedicalApps Team consists of a group of physicians and medical students who provide commentary and reviews of mobile medical technology and applications. Our reviews and commentary are based on our own experiences in the hospital and clinic setting.

101 Best iPhone Apps

101 Best iPhone apps is a site dedicated to giving you a rating of each and every app there is out there.


MobiHealthNews, founded in 2008, has quickly become the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community. Our team works hard to deliver one of the best curated and most insightful publications focused on digital health today.

Doctor's Report

created by Knox Spencer Associates — allows you to easily see the most prevalent illnesses in your area. Available as both an app and website, Doctors Report tracks 15 conditions — both contagious diseases and other spreading health risks — with future plans to add even more. This includes Flu A, pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, and more.


The new Health app gives you an easy‑to‑read dashboard of your health and fitness data. And we’ve created a new tool for developers called HealthKit, which allows all the incredible health and fitness apps to work together, and work harder, for you. It just might be the beginning of a health revolution.


MyTherapy: Your personal pill reminder and medication tracker app.

A Healthier Me

A Healthier Me is a step by step, day by day program that helps you change your habits and enjoy a healthier and happier lifestyle. And it’s all in the palm of your hand.


Effects of allergies can range from annoying to debilitating to life threatening. It’s not just itchy eyes and hives–allergies can ruin your day. They can even put you in the hospital. These apps can help you keep track of what might trigger your allergies.

Alme Health Coach

Create a connection that goes beyond a pill reminder.


The CareConnector is an iPhone application designed for caregivers on the go. It gives you information at your fingertips to make caregiving easier.


CareZone makes it simpler to take care of yourself and your family. Keep everything organized and easily coordinate with the people that matter to you.

Clinical Trials

Do you need a faster, more convenient way of searching for clinical trials? Clinical is a powerful search tool that provides mobile access to more than 86,000 registered clinical trials from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health database.


Are you a doctor or medical professional? This is the iPhone version of Andrew Yee’s huge eponym database consisting of over 1,600 medical eponyms.

First Opinion

Our mission is to reimagine the way everyone visits the doctor. Never again ask, "Do I need a doctor?" If you're ever wondering, the answer is "Yes!" Text a doctor and ask them what they think. Standing by 24-hours a day, our doctors are personal and ready to listen and help.

Health IQ

Discover your Health IQ, the most comprehensive measurement of your health knowledge. Uncover your strengths in over 300 topics and 10,000 questions, compare yourself to experts and learn tips from the health conscious community.


HealthKit allows apps that provide health and fitness services to share their data with the new Health app and with each other. A user’s health information is stored in a centralized and secure location and the user decides which data should be shared with your app.


For members, we connect you directly with the best health information and the best doctors, from your mobile device or on the web. Here at HealthTap, there’s no waiting room.


We believe that healthcare systems should talk to each other so you and your patients always have actionable health information at your fingertips.

Healthy Selfie

The Health and Fitness Social Network.


iTriage is healthcare in your hand. With iTriage you have access to medical information from over 300 symptoms, 1000 diseases and 350 medical procedures.


Family Health Tracking Made Simple. "Kinsa wants to change how we glean information about our health, starting with the world's most common medical device" - Fast Company


Provides the fastest and most convenient way to contact a dermatologist online.


MedCalc is a free medical calculator, that gives you easy access to a wide array of medical formulas, scores and classifications.

Medical Encyclopedia

The University of Maryland Medical Center has assembled 50000 pages of in-depth information including diseases, symptoms, injuries, surgeries, nutrition and tests.

MindBody Connect

This app is for anyone who loves wellness. Whether you want a great workout, a chance to relax, or just to feel beautiful, the perfect place is waiting. Use MINDBODY Connect to find it, book it instantly, and even pay—right from your phone. Once you find a place you love, save it as your favorite, and book your next visit in seconds.

Propeller Health

Propeller is the leading mobile platform for respiratory health management. Through sensors, mobile apps and services, Propeller helps reduce the cost of care while delivering better quality of life for individuals with chronic respiratory disease


Medical researchers are doing some of the most important work in the world, and they’re committed to making life-changing discoveries that benefit us all. To help, we’ve created ResearchKit, an open source software framework that makes it easy for researchers and developers to create apps that could revolutionize medical studies, potentially transforming medicine forever.


How do you best navigate the more than 165,000 mobile health apps to provide the best-in-class to your consumers? How do you utilize those apps and connected devices to actively engage your consumers in their own health? Contact us today to get started in creating a unique and integrated digital health, wellness, and lifestyle experience.


Vitals turns information into knowledge that helps you make better health decisions. We believe that when patients are able to find the right doctor or health facility, it leads to trusted relationships, improved care and better overall health.


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