Friday, June 15, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – June 10, 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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"The global market for mobile health products and services is expected to approach $23 billion by 2017, and much of the growth will not happen in the U.S. but rather in less-developed countries, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers," MobiHealthNews reports. Read Original Content

Developing nations are adopting mobile health technology at a faster pace than developed countries like the U.S., according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Healthcare Finance News reports. Read Original Content

According to the Worcester Telegram, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Memorial Medical Center have developed a prototype iPhone application that detects if the user has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the world and puts the patient at high risk for developing a stroke, typically from an embolic event. 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,

A new report, entitled “The Role of mHealth in the Fight Against Tuberculosis,” details a variety of projects that have shown the effectiveness of using text messages and automatic call-backs on patients’ phones as means of communicating important notices that help sufferers adhere to medication regimens. Read Original Content

AirStrip Technologies is teaming up with Palomar Health to launch a vendor-neutral platform that would allow healthcare providers to access a wide range of patient information sources from smartphones and tablets. Read Original Content

Care transitions technology provider Axial Exchange has acquired mRemedy, a mobile health app company formed by the Mayo Clinic and DoApp in late 2009. Read Original Content

A new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that 42 percent of payers, compared to 25 percent of physicians, encourage patients to let doctors monitor their health and activities using mobile health services and devices. Additionally, 42 percent of doctors surveyed worry that mobile health will make patients too independent. Read Original Content

mHealth apps are just the beginning of the disruption in healthcare from open health data. Read Original Content

Health IT specialists will soon want to know more about a field called geo-medicine, which combines geographic information system (GIS) software with clinical databases to provide insights that might improve individual and population health. Read Original Content

Check out these five ways digital apps and smartphones will transform healthcare. Read Original Content

DestinationDoc is a new app that helps you find the best doctors when traveling, all over the world. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.