How healthy are your iOS 8 health apps?

“Even while we wait on the Apple Watch, thousands of apps that claim to keep you healthy have already been made available since Apple introduced the iOS 8 Health app, but it has been difficult to figure out which apps really help you with your health – until now,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“HealthTap asked over half a million doctors to assess health-related apps on both iOS and Android, and today released its first annual report on the top 100 health and medical apps as recommended by doctors,” Evans writes. “‘Until now, there’s been no way for people to tell if an app is medically accurate and helpful, if it promotes ideas that have no medical foundation, or even if it is harmful,’ said Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge, HealthTap’s Chief Medical Officer.”

Evans writes, “It is interesting that so many of the apps recommended by the doctors are less widely known – this is critically important as it suggests some of the apps we are familiar with aren’t delivering what they promise, while some less well known solutions might.”

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