Friday, May 25, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 20, 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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Mobile health in Africa and the Middle East is developing quickly, but there are differences in drivers and characteristics of the mHealth models employed in each of these areas, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

The proliferation of mobile and electronic technologies, both in the United States and overseas, has changed the way medicine is practiced, affecting both physicians and medical students. Read Original Content

The growth of global mobile healthcare, while rapid stateside, is limited due to economic, organizational and technological differences between nations, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation. 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

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.

Demonstrating its technology leadership within the healthcare industry, Ingram Micro Inc. has announced it will co-host the 2012 Health IT Innovation Summit on June 28 at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. Read Original Content

Last year Clackamas County, Oregon launched an innovative new program to help improve the lines of communication between physical and mental health patients and care providers. The program, called mHealth, uses text messages to keep in touch with clients who manage chronic conditions such as mental illness or diabetes. Read Original Content

In South Africa mobile phone penetration is at 95 percent with Internet penetration at a mere 10 percent. For most people in the country, searching online for information on health, education or HIV treatment is just not a viable option, but mobile phones offer an effective way to provide valuable and life-saving information to people on a large scale. Read Original Content

MAMA is a $10 million three-year partnership that addresses the 360,000 maternal deaths and 3.1 million newborn deaths that occur each year. It is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development, Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and BabyCenter. It operates through a secretariat hosted by the mHealth Alliance. Read Original Content

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the role of medical devices in compromising IT networks and patient data. In its alert "Attack Surface: Healthcare and Public Health Sector," issued on May 4, DHS says medical devices that connect to IT networks may pose a threat to security. Read Original Content

Rogers Communication has partnered with Exmovere Holdings Inc. to launch a new service allowing parents to monitor a newborn’s temperature and movement via a remote computer, tablet or smartphone. Through special “biosensors” embedded in a child’s clothing, data is streamed over Rogers’ mobile network to a device, the two companies said. Read Original Content

Health Union announced on Monday that it has launched the Migraine Meter, a free mobile app to help patients manage and monitor their migraines. Read Original Content

More than 60 faculty members and 120 students are part of the Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative, which has 51 projects exploring the use of mobile technology in health. Read Original Content

The National Cancer Institute is enlisting SMS for a far-reaching program targeting teens and young adults with messages designed to help them quit smoking. The SmokefreeTXT SMS program delivers messages containing targeted advice and encouragement designed to help young people quit smoking. Read Original Content

Running on an Apple iPod Touch, PatientSafe Solutions’ software allows hospital nurses to collect up-to-date bedside patient information, check on drug prescriptions, and quickly coordinate with other caregivers. Read Original Content

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