Friday, November 11, 2011

Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of November 7, 2011

The Mobile Medical News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to medical mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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By the summer of 2012 MobiHealthNews predicts that the number of iPhone apps for healthcare professionals will jump from almost 4,000 today to nearly 6,000 apps. Read Original Content

According to ongoing studies by Pew Research the number of smartphone users who have downloaded health related apps has increased only two percent since 2010. Read Original Content

This past week Apple published more than 240 apps to the health and medical categories of its AppStore. Read Original Content

According to a survey compiled at the UAE’s Mobile Show earlier this year, 93 percent of respondents believe the mobile health industry can improve the quality and availability of healthcare in the Middle East. Read Original Content

According to a mobile marketing research group, 500 million smartphone users will be using a health care application by 2015. Read Original Content

Technavio's analysts forecast the Global Mobile Health Applications market to grow at an annual rate of 24 percent over the period 2010 to 2014. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the worldwide growth of remote patient monitoring. Read Original Content
According to research firm Kalorama from 2008 to 2010, the growth rate among remote patient monitoring devices was 23 percent.  According to the report, revenue is expected to double in the next four years. This makes remote patient monitoring devices the fastest growing medical electronic. Read Original Content

Researchers in Canada are creating an iPhone app that allows diabetics to monitor their blood types more easily. Read Original Content

The global home healthcare equipment market was valued at $32.6 billion in 2010 and is forecast to grow to $47.9 billion by 2017, at a compound annual growth rate of six percent during the period 2010 to 2017. Read Original Content

Numera, a provider of mobile health-coaching solutions, has released an iOS gateway application that enables consumers to use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to upload health data to their electronic health record. Read Original Content

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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.