Friday, May 04, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – April 29, 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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It was no surprise that Apple co-founder and American Telemedicine Association annual meeting keynote speaker Steve Wozniak felt that iPhone mHealth apps would play a role in the future of U.S. health care. Read Original Content

With a focus on mHealth security, Symantec, a provider of security, storage and systems management solutions, intentionally lost 50 smartphones. Findings from the study show 96 percent of the smartphones were accessed by their finders, and nearly half of the finders tried to access the phone owner's bank account. Read Original Content

With mHealth on the agenda, ATA 2012 kicks off in San Jose. Approximately 4,500 attendees will meet to discuss, view and envision the cutting-edge technology and concepts that drive telemedicine, telehealth and mobile health in the nation’s healthcare landscape. 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 mobile health movement has generated huge buzz over the last several years with its promise of bringing better, more personalized care at a cheaper cost to a wider number of engaged consumers. However, before the mHealth movement can get to that point, two key challenges need to be overcome. Read Original Content

Bethesda-based M3 Information has created an app that asks patients a series of nearly 30 questions designed to assess whether they exhibit symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Read Original Content

Oral cancers in developing countries can be a major public health issue if left unchecked. In some areas the lack of dentists or dental nurses can make routine dental check-ups impossible. To overcome this problem, researchers from Stanford have developed a new smart-phone-based diagnostic device to enable earlier diagnosis of these oral lesions. Read Original Content

Cupertino’s Apple retail stores have begun selling Sanofi’s iBGStar device, the first FDA cleared iPhone-enabled blood glucose meter. Read Original Content

Children fighting cancer have to deal with chemotherapy, hair loss and hospital stays. Now, an iOS app is taking a bit of the load off their shoulders by making pain diaries — the daily log of their experience with the disease — easier to manage. Pain Squad is the first iOS app designed for kids with cancer to replace their pain diary in a fun, interactive way. Read Original Content

Check out these three apps that help patients and their family members get a better understanding of the cancer treatment process, help women in pregnancy understand their baby’s development, and help children and adults learn how to manage their diabetes. Read Original Content

A new initiative currently being trialed aims to enhance and improve communication between healthcare professionals. Medigram is an app of sorts whose aim is to provide HIPAA compliant secure text messaging between healthcare professionals. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.