Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of January 23, 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

Market research company Juniper Research estimates that 142 million m-health apps will be downloaded globally by 2016. Read Original Content

Research firm NPD Group reports that tablets will be a fixture in many doctors' offices in 2012. Nearly 75 percent of small and midsize medical practices plan to buy tablets over the next year, according to a recent survey by the company. 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 study, Global Telemedicine Market Analysis, anticipates that the global telemedicine market is forecast to grow at a compound rate of around 19 percent per year during 2010 to 2015. The telemedicine market was worth $9.8 billion in 2010. Read Original Content


Kaiser Permanent has launched a mobile app giving more than nine million patients access to their online medical records. The healthcare company created a mobile-optimized version of its member website, kp.org, with a companion Android app. 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 that remote patient monitoring will soar to $294.9 million by 2015. Read Original Content

During a three-month average period ending in November 2011, 16.9 million users accessed health information on mobile devices in the United States, comScore reports. Read Original Content

Nurses will get iPhones to communicate and manage work at a major Boston-area hospital, underscoring increasing use of mobile devices in clinical 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.