Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of November 28, 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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A new study from ABI Research predicts the overall mobile health app market will nearly quadruple to $400 million by the year 2016, up from $120 million in 2010. Read Original Content

Manhattan Research recently reported that three out of every four U.S. physicians own some type of Apple device. Smartphone use among physicians is forecast to reach 81 percent by the end of 2011, compared to 50 percent for U.S. consumers. Read Original Content

Equitable Life of Canada announced the launch of its EZClaim app for BlackBerry devices. The mobile app enables users to submit health and dental claims and receipts electronically from their mobile device. 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,

Ottawa Hospital is being praised for purchasing 3,000 iPad devices and hiring 70 app developers to create mobile applications that focus on both patient service and administrative functions. Read Original Content

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A report by QuantiaMD shows that over 30 percent of physicians own a smartphone or tablet device, compared to 5 percent of the general population. In addition, the report has found that 44 percent of physicians who do not own a tablet intend to purchase one in the near future. Read Original Content

A study by Juniper Research found that the popularity of medical applications is increasing and that their growth is expected to reach 142 million downloads by 2016. Read Original Content

According to Nerac, a research and advisory firm, the number and variety of wireless medical devices is growing rapidly, driven by the expansion of wireless communication technology and the medical needs of an aging population. The market for such remote monitoring of patients is forecast to reach $5.1 billion by 2013 up from $3.6 billion in 2007. Read Original Content

A new smartphone-based heart monitor developed jointly by the Embedded Systems and Telecommunications Circuits labs at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, monitors patients by using sensors and radio communication that transmits patient data to a smartphone. Read Original Content

Genomic Health, and Fight Colorectal Cancer have jointly created the “The Cancer Coach” mobile app that helps patients manage their disease, coordinate their treatment regimen and work more closely with clinicians on their therapy. Read Original Content

Mobile technologies will be increasingly deployed to enable people in Asia to monitor and manage their health, with the market expected to hit $7 billion by 2017. 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.