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Which Chronic Diseases Have The Most iPad Apps?

Which Chronic Diseases Have The Most iPad Apps?
Digital health apps abound on the App Store, but which chronic diseases account for the most iPad apps?

This infographic is a bit dated - created in April last year - but the data is still interesting. Jeff Greene, senior strategy lead with the New Solutions Factory, researched the availability of iPad apps specifically dedicated to chronic diseases. 

The diseases are migraine, asthma, diabetes, allergies, depression, AD/HD, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and skin cancer.

Diabetes came in at no. 1 with 143 apps - Greene only reviewed English-language apps that addressed awareness, education and disease management. In an accompanying blogpost, Greene wrote that he was surprised that in many cases diseases that were most prevalent in the U.S. didn't have as many apps. Further, although doctors are heavy users of the iPad, there were relatively few clinically focused apps Searches in seven of the nine categories surveyed yielded 11 or fewer clinical-targeted apps.

Here is the infographic from Greene and New Solutions Factory. 

[Photo Credit: istockphoto.com user DragonImages]  

-- By Arundhati Parmar, Senior Editor, MD+DI
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