Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of January 16, 2012

The Mobile Health 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 mHealth market earned revenues of $230 million in 2010 and is estimated to reach $392 million in 2015, according to a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

According to recent predictions from Global Information Inc., the mobile health applications market is presently worth $718 million. Read Original Content

New research from Frost & Sullivan predicts that remote patient monitoring will continue to play a significant role in transforming healthcare. The research shows the remote patient monitoring market rising to $294.9 million by 2015. Read Original Content

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At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sprint and remote-monitoring device manufacturer Ideal Life are exhibiting a cellular device called the Pod to help consumers manage chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension remotely at home. Read Original Content

Toyota is conducting research on the concept of installing heart rate monitors into steering wheels for future car models in an effort to keep drivers safe from heart attacks while driving. Read Original Content

According to new research by Frost and Sullivan, the mobile health app market will benefit from an increasing number of consumers who will purchase smartphones and tablets and download easily accessible and affordable health apps. A recent study projects there will be 82 million tablet users by 2015, up from 10 million in 2010. Read Original Content

The chief of the cardiology department at 400 bed Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida has developed software for controlling heart devices remotely using an iPad. The hospital’s executives say the technology could revolutionize the way physicians reprogram pacemakers. Read Original Content

UC Davis Health System dermatologists, using videoconferencing technology known as teledemedicine, have determined that live interactive consultations can improve clinical outcomes for patients because they usually involve beneficial changes in medical diagnosis and disease management that otherwise might not occur. 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.