EHR and other health-related app stores are actively hostile to 3rd party apps according to a research teaser from Chilmark Research. The report preview says:
Healthcare’s financial incentives cause organizations to hoard, monetize, or closely control the use of data under their dominion.
Small and independent developers tell us that the revenue- and technology-sharing terms offered by some EHR vendors are one-sided and presented in a take-it-or-leave-it fashion.
Meanwhile, according to the report, the consumer app stores are overflowing with health-related apps:
- Google Play: 3.5 million
- Apple App Store: 2 million