Friday, November 25, 2011

Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of November 21, 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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London-based market research firm Datamonitor estimates the market for telehealth services in the U.S. and Europe will grow from $3 billion in 2009 to nearly $8 billion by 2012. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research by 2016 the mobile health app market will be worth $400 million. Read Original Content

The Asia Pacific region will generate more than $7 billion in revenues from mHealth services in 2017, according to a new study by the GSM Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read Original Content

Webalo technology eliminates the need for traditional mobile application development tools and custom programming to provide in hours, instead of weeks or months, mobile access to the specific enterprise data and functions that smartphone and tablet users rely on to do their jobs.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo, www.webalo.com.

One out of four healthcare providers are now using tablets in their practice, with another 21 percent expecting to do so in the next 12 months, and more than half are using a smartphone at work, according to CompTIA. Read Original Content

A new study by CompTIA, on the use of IT in the healthcare industry has found that healthcare providers are adopting tablets and smartphones but, are not too keen towards cloud-computing and video conferencing. 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


Informed Publishing has surpassed 100,000 paid downloads of the mobile app versions of its popular field guides for health care providers and first responders. Read Original Content

The number of health and fitness mobile phone apps available in Germany has almost tripled since 2010 to around 15,000, according to data released by industry group Bitkom. Read Original Content

A Pew Internet & American Life Project report found that 11 percent of adult cell phone users in the U.S. have downloaded an app to help them monitor their health. Read Original Content

Catholic Healthcare West, a 40-hospital Catholic hospital system based in San Francisco, has signed a $4.3 million deal to provide doctors with remote access to vital signs for mothers in labor and delivery settings. 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.