Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of December 12, 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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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a total of $30 million for 100 telemedicine projects in 34 states and one territory, according to a USDA news release. Read Original Content

Mercy Health System in Philadelphia created a highly targeted app three months ago for its bariatrics program. The app allows users to upload a photo of themselves and change their body image with a stroke of a finger to view what they might look like after weight-loss surgery. Since the app went live it has been downloaded nearly 1,300 times and used by consumers nearly 4,000 times. Read Original Content

The American Telemedicine Association projects an exponential growth in the adoption of telemedicine and mHealth technologies as a record number of consumers are entering fee-capped managed care insurance plans. Currently 73 million Americans are being monitored using telehealth solutions. 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,

Thirty-eight percent of surveyed health IT professionals say their organization has a mobile technology policy in place that governs the use of mobile devices and explains the organization's mobile strategy, according to a survey from mHIMSS. Read Original Content
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According to a new report from UK-based 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

In its Global Mobile Health Market Report 2010-2015, mobile research firm, research2guidance, estimates that smartphone apps will enable the connected healthcare industry to successfully reach out to 500 million of a total of 1.4 billion smartphone users in 2015. Read Original Content

The FDA recently approved an iPhone device developed by Sanofi and AgaMatrix that monitors levels of glucose. The “Diabetes Manager” app is available free through Apple’s app store. 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.  Read Original Content

While laptop and notebook PCs are commonplace in the medical community, the next wave of mobile adoption is well underway as providers turn to tablets, smartphones and applications to increase productivity and improve patient care. 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.