Friday, April 27, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 22, 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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There’s a perfect storm brewing in healthcare, and it’s one with surprisingly little turbulence. It looks like this: personal employee devices + mobile healthcare information. Read Original Content

A major West Coast health plan has jumped on the social gaming/networking trend in fitness and wellness applications. Blue Shield of California is already offering one such program to its employees and will soon provide two more. Read Original Content

NIIT Healthcare Technologies has announced the general availability of a platform for the iPad called MASH – short for manage, analyze, sustain, harness – that ties together back-end health IT systems and delivers information to mobile devices. 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.

Spurred by a combination of government incentives and aging technology, healthcare is entering an IT renaissance. Mobile and cloud technologies are at the heart of healthcare's transformation. Read Original Content

The Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize, sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation and the X-Prize Foundation, was announced this year to “spur radical innovation in personal health care technology.” The global competition’s winning team will take home $10 million. Read Original Content


Three healthcare facilities have made announcements in recent days about new mobile health app offerings, mobile vendor partners, or the time and cost efficiencies brought about by past mobile device deployments. Read Original Content

Massive health care data breaches in Atlanta, South Carolina and Utah show a need for securing mobile devices, increasing audits and using intrusion-protection software. Read Original Content

Sending patients electronic reminders to take their medications can help boost adherence, at least in the short term, according to results from a new systematic review conducted by Marcia Vervloet, MSc, from the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, and colleagues. Read Original Content

A recent report from Global Data pegged the global mHealth market as having a $500 million value in 2010 that will top $8 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

Advisory firm Manhattan Research has released its latest report, “Digital Health 2012: Benchmarking Patient Adoption of the Internet and Consumer Electronics for Health.” This report explores the digital health profiles of patients with adult ADHD, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Read Original Content

ATA 2012, the world's largest trade show focusing exclusively on telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth and remote healthcare technologies, will host nearly 200 vendors, showcasing thousands of telemedicine products and services. ATA 2012 will be held April 29 to May 1 in San Jose, California. Free expo-hall passes are available for anyone in the healthcare, technology or business community. Read Original Content

The worldwide demand for mobile health could translate to $1.3 billion in revenues in 2012, according to a study by research2guidance, mobile researchers and consultants. Read Original Content

The Boston Consulting Group, in cooperation with Telenor Group, has released a report entitled "Socio-Economic Impact of Mobile Health." The report explores the potential impact of mHealth solutions, such as how Norway can save €1.5 billion each year with remote monitoring solutions for the elderly and how Thailand can cure 40,000 cases of tuberculosis through SMS treatment compliance. Read Original Content

EchoMedical has partnered with Protek Medical devices to bring to market a disposable sterile iPad sleeve for use in the operating room. Read Original Content

Psychologists at the University of California-Berkeley found that text messages help people feel more connected and cared for and help lift a person’s mood when they send or receive an SMS. Read Original Content

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