Tag Archives: apps

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Telemedicine apps are thriving because working moms love the convenience of their smartphones

MoMo Productions | Getty Images When Laika Kayani started to lose her voice late one night last year, she picked up her iPhone and got connected to a doctor through a video-chat service called American Well. Kayani, who works at a health-tech company in San Francisco, used the app because her young son and husband… Read More »

How to quit smoking apps

90 percent of smokers try quitting this way, this type of therapy allows smokers to sate their nicotine cravings more safely. Christina MatthewsI love the written word, note: The best Android apps to quit smoking were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. Change your habits, the app also allows you to share your… Read More »