A new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics offers a general assessment of nearly 43,700 health care mobile apps available to consumers today, including the top five that are downloaded.
IMS started with health care apps available through the English language U.S. iTunes store in June. Researchers then excluded more than 20,000 apps as not truly related to health care and essentially gimmicks with no real benefits. That left 23,682 “genuine health care apps” with 7,407 targeting health care professionals and 16,275 for consumer use.
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