Thursday, December 08, 2011

Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of December 5, 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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ABI Research recently released a report which predicts that the sports and health mobile app market is on pace to hit $400 million in revenues by 2016. Read Original Content

In a bid to accommodate the aging population and the increasingly hectic lifestyles of their patients, physicians are embracing a broad spectrum of Web-based software solutions that are bringing healthcare services into the home. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Juniper Research, the number of downloads for health-related apps in 2012 will total 44 million by the end of next year. The research firm also predicts that the number of health app downloads will jump to 142 million by 2016. 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.

The wireless monitoring device industry in the U.S. has doubled in the past four years to a current value of $7.1 billion. It is expected to triple in the next four years, reaching $22.2 billion by 2015, according to a report by Kalorama. Read Original Content

Healthcare providers in the U.S. will spend more than $4.4 billion on mobile point-of-care technology in 2015, up from almost $2.8 billion in 2010, representing an annual growth rate of 9.9 percent, according to a new forecast from Intel and research firm IDC Health Insights. Read Original Content

The U.S. Surgeon General and the National Prevention Council have created a challenge to smartphone app developers to create health apps that will help the general public. The challenge will focus on apps that relate to fitness/physical activity, nutrition/healthy eating, and integrative health. Read Original Content

The newest multi-feature health app Macaw, designed by Qualcomm Life and U.S. Preventive Medicine Inc, is considered to be the ultimate hub for personal health information. The newly released app includes GPS to track exercise distance, reminders for medical appointments, and many other features. Read Original Content

Deaths can be almost cut in half among patients with long-term conditions by the NHS using telehealth devices that track a patient's vital signs from home, according to the results of a Department of Health pilot study. Read Original Content

The frequency of patient data losses at healthcare organizations has increased by 32 percent compared to last year, with nearly half (49 percent) of respondents citing lost or stolen computing devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, according to recently published figures from the Ponemon Institute's second annual benchmark study on patient data security. Read Original Content

Three million people in the UK with conditions such as lung disease, heart failure, arthritis, and high blood pressure, will have machines installed in their homes to monitor their conditions and send results electronically to medics. This effort comes as Prime Minister David Cameron begins to promote remote patient monitoring within the UK. Read Original Content


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