Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of October 31, 2011

Welcome to the first edition of Mobile Medical News Weekly!  In my weekly research on all things mobile, I come across a lot of mobile medical and healthcare related information that I believe may be of interest to many.  As a result, I will now publish a weekly newsletter focused on trends, analyst forecasts and growth rates in this market.  I hope you find this information useful.

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A report by mobile industry analyst firm research2guidance estimates that one-third of all smartphone users (500 million people) will be using mobile health apps by 2015. Read Original Content

Azumio’s Instant Heart Rate app has passed its 10 millionth download, making it one of the most popular health apps on the market. Read Original Content

Technavio's analysts forecast the Global Telemedicine market will grow at a yearly rate of 19 percent between 2010 and 2014. Read Original Content

Electronic health record vendor Meditech and real-time location system vendor Awarepoint have collaborated on a product that integrates real-time location services with electronic hospital records to help hospitals manage their emergency departments. Read Original Content

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has been charged with finding £20 billion in savings by 2015.  Part of the solution is to equip hospitals with M2M communication solutions that allow for more efficient healthcare. Read Original Content

A new report from Frost & Sullivan predicts that market revenues for electronic health record systems will peak at $6.5 billion in 2012. The health IT market has experienced significant growth in recent years since Medicare began threatening hospitals with financial penalties for those not increasing technology solutions. Read Original Content

Hospitals are increasingly using RFID tags to track supplies and prevent lost or stolen inventory. Read Original Content

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that measures heart rate, heart rhythm, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation all via the phone's video camera feature. The app assesses vital signs as accurately as standard medical devices, say developers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Read Original Content

Show Chwan Health Care System, a private Taipei-based hospital, and telecom giant Chunghwa Telecom have launched a project that will enable patients to access their medical records, receive treatment advice, and track medical breakthroughs via mobile devices. Read Original Content

3Cinteractive, a provider of cloud-based mobile software and services, announced that Barnes-Jewish Hospital has launched a mobile appointment abandonment solution to reduce missed or canceled appointments which cost the hospital revenue and hinder the delivery of proper care to patients. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.