Friday, March 16, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 12, 2012

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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FORCE Therapeutics has released its next generation app, FORCE Mobile, which offers professional exercise solutions for musculo-skeletal injuries, direct to the consumer. The app intelligently recommends exercises based on sport, area and type of dysfunction. Read Original Content

A new healthcare mobility survey from iHealthBeat found that 85 percent of respondents said their organization has a BYOD policy, but the organizations vary in the amount of data they allowed personal mobile devices to access. Read Original Content

Patient-centric medical homes are touted to fix the healthcare cost crisis, but the deep pockets and extensive IT resources they require aren't available to every healthcare provider. 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,

Low-cost, self-service platforms for SMS alerts will soon replace manual phone calls and handwritten notes for appointment reminders and prescription refill notifications, ensuring that billable services and products are used and patients receive their scheduled care. This is just one of the reasons mHealth will go mainstream in 2012. Read Original Content

According to a report by the Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, a Norway-based mobile communications provider, mobile health projects could reduce maternal and perinatal mortality rates by about 30 percent; and reduce medical data collection-related costs by about 24 percent. Read Original Content

Forty-six percent of American adults now own a smartphone, and 41 percent say they would like more of their healthcare delivered via mobile devices. So it's no surprise that Emmi Solutions, a leading purveyor of online patient education content, has launched a mobile platform to reach people on their smartphones and iPads. Read Original Content

One of the broadest efforts to assess "mHealth" strategies is being made by dozens of faculty, staff and students in multiple departments at the Johns Hopkins University, which has 49 official studies under way in Baltimore and around the world as part of its Global mHealth Initiative. Read Original Content

According to a survey by QuantiaMD, 80 percent of physicians surveyed owned a smartphone or tablet and 30 percent owned a tablet device. From this individual adoption, physicians are increasingly using their mobile devices in their clinical duties, creating headaches for many IT managers. Read Original Content

Proteus Biomedical’s grain-of-sand-size sensor is integrated into a drug tablet or capsule and activated by stomach fluid. It signals when the medicine was taken to a patch on the patient's body, then the patch relays the information along with the person's heart rate and other medical details to a caregiver's phone -- all without a visit to the doctor. Read Original Content

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation has committed $9.9 million to the mHealth Alliance to help it create grant competitions for innovative mobile health services that aim to improve women and children’s health. 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.