APPLY AS NEEDED (Mobile Health and Fitness Apps Burst onto the Health Scene)
For Your Health Featured Article from “The Costco Connection” June 2011
By Andrea Downing Peck
“THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT”TM quickly is becoming the mantra of smartphone users looking to do everything from locating an urgent-care clinic with the shortest waiting time to devising personalized fitness programs to monitoring their blood pressure.
Mobile health and fitness applications are poised to explode onto the healthcare scene. An estimated 500 million smartphone owners worldwide will be using mHealth (mobile health) apps within the next five years, according to a 2010 report by research2guidance, a mobile research consulting firm.