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POSTS BY TAG | Mobile Health

It's no surprise that Apple went up this week by 0.05 percent in light of their postive Q3 earnings report Wednesday. I predict we'll see Apple continue to dominate the mobile device scene among health care providers this year, especially with the iPhone 6 on the horizon.


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.87%
Android: 9.13%
This week Android ate up 0.07 percent of the mobile device pie among our health care providers. Considering the Galaxy S5's torture-proof capabilities, Android is proving it's here to stay!


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.82%
Android: 9.18%
In one week, Apple crushed Android with a whopping 0.18 percent surge in total devices. This is the largest weekly net change to date! How do you like them Apples?


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.89%
Android: 9.11%
After a three week skid, Apple finally showed positive growth in the iOS-Android wars among our health care providers! This week, Apple took back .02 percent of the mobile device pie from Android.


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.71%
Android: 9.29%
The most popular mobile operating system in the world has been steadily creeping into the health care scene in America. This week, Android took away another 0.06 percent of the mobile device pie among our health care providers.


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.69%
Android: 9.31%
Android took away .07 percent of net mobile devices from Apple this week. The three most recent Android versions are Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat. It looks like our doctors are developing a sweet tooth!


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.75%
Android: 9.25%
Due to popular demand, Señor Goat will be reporting updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we will be reporting the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identifying the net winner for the week. Check back every Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

Android takes two steps forward, one step back. After a strong 2 weeks in a row gaining on Apple, Android lost .18 percent of the mobile device pie this week.

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iOS: 90.82%
Android: 9.18%
Due to popular demand, Señor Goat will be reporting updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we will be reporting the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identifying the net winner for the week. Check back every Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

For the second week in a row Android has topped Apple in net devices for the week, taking away an additional 0.17 percent of the mobile user base. Perhaps there's a correlation between Android's growth and the excitement around Google's new project that was unveiled this week.

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iOS: 90.64%
Android: 9.36%
Due to popular demand, Señor Goat will be reporting updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we will be reporting the current device breakdown of our users and identifying the net winner for the week. Check back every Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

Android crushed Apple with a 0.15 percent surge in total devices this week. Are doctors abandoning their iPhones for one of Google's progenies?

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iOS: 90.81%
Android: 9.19%

Accessing health care information on mobile devices is not just a trend anymore; it’s the new norm. The last couple of years has seen tremendous growth in the number of mobile health care apps that make doctors more efficient and improve patient care; mobile EHRs, charge capture, secure text messaging, drug references, and diagnostic support, to name a few.

With such critical patient information at the hands of our doctors, these apps have to be secure and robust. Whether hospital WiFi is spotty, certain care locations don’t have WiFi, or cellular reception is limited, doctors still have to be able to access important medical information on-command from their array of health care apps. Say, for example, you’re a patient in the hospital. Your doctor pulls out his or her smartphone to find what drug dose to prescribe you, only to find out that the hospital WiFi signal has dropped, and along with it, any immediate access to the necessary health information to find this out. As a doctor, this would be frustrating. As a patient, this would be frustrating and unsettling.

This is where the Native app vs. Web app distinction comes into play. A native app is developed for one particular mobile device, like the iPhone or Android, and is installed directly onto the device itself. It works standalone and can be used offline. A Web app, on the other hand, is an Internet-based app that runs on the mobile device’s Web browser, like Safari. So if you want to access information from an app when you’re in a cell reception void, like parts of most hospitals, you’ll want a native app. If you want your doctor to be able to access your medical information on a secure mobile device to deliver faster and more accurate care, you’ll want your doctor using native apps.