Friday, May 18, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 13, 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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Telit Wireless Solutions and CardioNet have partnered to provide a method to capture and transmit cardiac data while the patient is fully ambulatory, helping doctors manage heart health. Read Original Content

A new mHealth study from GlobalData says that the market is set to explode, thanks in large part to public and private investors who have helped to move healthcare technology to the next level. Read Original Content

Adding to a stable of mobile health tools that includes an Android app and a mobile-optimized website, Kaiser Permanente executives have announced the launch of an iOS health management app, available free of charge in the Apple iTunes store. 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,

By the end of this year, the planet Earth will have more mobile devices than people, one of several factors driving telecommunications companies to make a big bet on wireless health, according to a telecom executive. Read Original Content

Physician use of tablet computers has nearly doubled since 2011, according to a new report by Manhattan Research. Read Original Content

Scott Wilson, who leads technology, media and telecommunications research for Deloitte Research, believes mHealth is the next frontier for mobile service growth. Read Original Content

An FCC proposal to allocate spectrum for wireless health monitoring devices could lead to the development of products that may lower healthcare costs and improve outcomes for patients, the head of the agency said today. Read Original Content

Register by May 18 to save up to $800 on the 2012 mHealth World Congress in Boston, Massachusetts.  Read Original Content

Anecdotal evidence has circulated that some apps have been more effective at addressing some chronic conditions than drugs. As more hard data is available, this represents a major threat to lucrative drug franchises. Read Original Content

Health apps continue to hit the market in droves, promising patients faster weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cardiac health. But the true Holy Grail of mobile health – getting patients to make healthier choices, stick to health regimens, etc. – remains elusive. Read Original Content

Happtique, a mobile health app store aimed at healthcare professionals, will launch a trial of mRx, which it touts as the first program to enable physicians to prescribe mHealth apps to patients. Read Original Content

In a pair of point-counterpoint articles at Forbes, contributors Dave Chase and David Shaywitz face off on the question of whether mobile apps could someday be more effective than prescription drugs – a response to health app company Happtique's plans to build a platform for physicians to "prescribe" apps to their patients. Read Original Content

Mobile technology is changing the landscape of health care delivery across the developing world by giving people who live in rural villages the ability to connect with doctors, nurses and other health care workers in major cities. Read Original Content

Teenagers using a new diabetes management app called Bant measured their glucose levels 50 percent more often than teens who didn't, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Read Original Content

On May 22, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will hold a public forum as part of its Mobile Economy Project to evaluate mobile technology’s influence on healthcare. A panel of experts will discuss how mobile technology is enabling health innovation both in the United States and around the world. Read Original Content

Aetna is building on its relationship with Arizona’s Banner Health Network, by equipping the health system with technology offerings from its subsidiaries: Health information exchange technology from Medicity, Active CareTeam clinical decision support tools, and smartphone-enabled appointment setting and pre-registration activities from iTriage. Read Original Content

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