Thursday, February 09, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of February 6, 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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Market research firm comScore indicates that from November 2010 to November 2011, the number of consumers using a mobile device to access health information rose 125 percent to 16.9 million.  Read Original Content

Remote patient monitoring with smartphone connectivity is set to skyrocket in the next few years, according to the latest study by British firm Juniper Research. The study projects that by 2016, more than 3 million patients will be using remote monitoring devices that transmit data via smartphone. Read Original Content

A study, conducted by BizTechReports, has found major operational issues for media tablets in healthcare, with 66 percent of respondents stating consumer tablets create governance challenges for their organizations. 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,

Eighty percent of physicians in a recent survey said they believe that the Apple iPad has an "exciting future in healthcare", but they doubt it is ready for clinical use. Read Original Content

Health care IT investor Health Evolution Partners and Verizon Enterprise Solutions are collaborating to foster innovation in mobile health, telemedicine and health data management. Read Original Content

Early last year, PEW Research reported that 17 percent of mobile phone users were using their devices to look up health and medical information, and Juniper Research recently estimated that 44 million health apps were downloaded in 2011. Read Original Content

A mobile application that helps Kenyans diagnose their ailments and connects them to relevant specialists has been downloaded 43,000 times. The MedAfrica app, developed by Shimba Mobile for Android and Symbian phones, displays contact details and information of doctors and hospitals nearby to patients after they have diagnosed their symptoms. Read Original Content

The convergence of mobile technology with an evolving healthcare delivery system will continue to drive the mobile health applications market, which will see revenues grow from $230 million in 2010 to $392 million in 2015, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

The global market for mobile health applications for smartphones is expected to nearly double in 2012, rising to $1.3 billion. During 2011 the mobile health applications market grew seven-fold to $718 million, according to aresearch2guidance. Read Original Content

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.