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Report: Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App Sales
[September 29, 2015]

Report: Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App Sales

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Monitoring apps represent the largest category of medical app sales, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research firm said the medical apps market was worth $489 million in 2015. Many successful apps including medical including reference, educational and diagnostic apps but those that can monitor conditions for physicians or for patients themselves are nearly 40% of medical app sales.    

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The finding was made in Kalorama's report, mHealth Markets Worldwide. The report can be found at Kalorama Information:

"Involvement in this care segment has several benefits and hospitals, care givers, device manufacturers, and patients are continuing to jump on board with acceptance and using this technology," said Bruce Carlson, Publisher of Kalorama Information.

According to Kalorama, The interest in telemedicine and telehealth has exploded over the last decade.  There are nearly 500 clinical trials recently completed, currently underway or beginning recruitment listed by the National Institutes of Health for telemedicine trials and many of these are utilizing mobile applications as one component of the system or can easily support a mobile system. Research and application of telemedicine and telehealth has been useful in several areas of disease monitoring. Monitoring apps can either put patients in touch with a physician member of a network or connect a patient to their existing physician. At least one app creates a virtual physician. 

Examples of products on the market include:

  • Doctor on Demand Mobile App- Doctors on Demand, Inc.
    Doctor on Demand is an app and a telehealth solution that connects caregivers to patients via videoconferencing. A patient who signs up for the program pays $40 to "see" a doctor using mobile devices. The patient pays only when they are connected with a physican. Physician's that meet the criteria are linked with the system and are available for consultations for more simple health concerns like sports injuries or common infections.

  • Geppetto Avatars – Viritual Physican Technology
    Geppetto Avatars offers a digital interaction solution that helps patients virtually connect with a digital care professional. For example, In one of the company's allergy applications, an avatar named Sophie tells the patient about air quality and the pollen index in your neighborhood. Then, she makes sure that you're taking your prescriptions right
  • Genesis Touch System - Honeywell HomMed
    In 2014, the company unveiled the latest edition of its wireless remote monitor, Genesis Touch 2.1. The touch screen device collects biometrics and transmits them to Honeywell's LifeStream Management Suite and it also allows caregivers to interact with patients through scheduled video conferencing.  
  • ControlStation - InTouch Health  
    An iPad and iPad Mini compatible app designed to connect with all of InTouch's remote presence devices. The company has helped more than 110 healthcare systems deploy telehealth programs across their enterpriseThe app, ControlStation (CS), is for physicians to provide remote acute care in the telemedicine space. It combines clinical patient data and medical radiology imaging tools.
  • Pathway Panorama Mobile App- Pathway Genomics and IBM Watson
    IBM Watson and Pathway Genomics teamed up to provide users with personalized healthcare information for mobile devices. Using IBM Watson's cognitive computing technology, Pathway Genomic's Pathway Panorama application references complex healthcare data and combines it with information about a user's lifestyle and biomarker data for improving care (in combination with the patient's physician).

There are many more apps available that are performing these types of functions. Kalorama says the most common areas for medical apps include diabetes and heart conditions. However telemonitoring in behavioral and mental health areas, cancer, respiratory disorders, pain and obesity continue to show widespread adoption and success.

mHealth Markets Worldwide has markets for apps as well as for other aspects of mhealth including hardware and services. The report looks at top mHealth apps and makes projections based on reported revenues and interview data. The report can be found at Kalorama Information:

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of, supplies the latest in independent medical market research in diagnostics, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare; as well as a full range of custom research services. Reports can be purchased through Kalorama's website and are also available on and

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