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How IOS 8 will be a great opportunity for Healthcare Entrepreneurs

As a biomedical entrepreneur (doctrepenuer or even appreneur) whenever Apple releases updates and features, there’s a tremendous amount of opportunity. …

It’s these updates and software changes that keeps the app market growing. People often assume the health app and m-health market is crowded, but they don’t realize that with each new update, it opens the door for hundreds of new health care related innovations and apps opportunities.

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This year Apple has released a couple updates that will be particularly relevant for health.

There are crucial feature changes with Health app and HealthKit that allow more cross-app functionalities which will opens the door for tons of new health app ideas.

Fitness & Health is huge for mobile health more than ever. The new “Health” app can pull in data from other third-party apps to keep all your health-related information in one.

Developers will use the service called HealthKit to integrate their apps with the Health app. Being able to integrate your app within Apple’s framework increases accessibility and downloads.

Apple is also allowing apps as a “public beta download” through TestFlight.

This means users will be able to try out early versions of health apps before the launch, which provides feedback by patients and consumers prior to release.

What health and wellness related apps can you make with these new features?

This should be a breakthrough year for health apps.

Tweet me to share your thoughts! @DrJMckeon

Further Reading

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M-health, health apps, ehealth, healthIT, innovation, electronic health records. HealthKit; TestFlight, IOS 8

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