Friday, June 22, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 17, 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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A report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers earlier this month suggests that emerging countries like India and China will be at the forefront of the mobile health technology breakthrough. Read Original Content

Last week the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with white spaces reform free of challenges from the microphone industry, they took on special access reform and held a meeting of experts to address the future of wireless mHealth innovation. Read Original Content

The Supreme Court could rule on the Affordable Care Act — the health-care law spearheaded by President Barack Obama — any day now. How will their decision effect the mHealth movement? Read Original Content

There are over 6 million pregnancies every year in the United States and for many, pregnancy is a difficult time both physically and mentally. Developers are taking note of this, and have started building apps to aid in the pregnancy process, help women understand their pregnancy, and even pick out a name. 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.

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise International — a health information technology and interoperability group — has released its "Mobile Access to Health Documents" implementation guide for public comment. Read Original Content


According to the report "Attack Surface: Healthcare and Public Health Sector," by the Department of Homeland Security, mobile devices face many security threats. Here are 10 tips for healthcare organizations to secure data on computers, laptops, mobile devices and flash drives in the face of the BYOD phenomenon. Read Original Content

Indonesian mobile operator Axis has launched a suite of mHealth services in association with PurpleTeal, a U.S. based health services provider. Subscribers can reply to a broadcast SMS or send an SMS to a short code to begin receiving the messages and tips. Read Original Content

MedAdherence, LLC a Connecticut based mobile health company has won a Gold Medal in innovation for their mobile phone based solution for helping under served populations manage their diabetes. 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

This week San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies announced that it was expanding its suite of mobile patient monitoring applications to enable physicians to more easily access information housed in various electronic health record systems (EHRs) via their mobile devices. Read Original Content

Travelers with chronic ailments like diabetes or high blood pressure have long struggled to remember when to take their pills as they cross time zones. Or they may have had a hard time finding emergency care in a foreign country or communicating about complicated health conditions. Now there are a rapidly growing number of mobile health and medical apps that aim to deal with those types of situations. Read Original Content

Some studies have shown apps to be more effective than more traditional treatments. According to a study commissioned by PwC, a clinical trial of the WellDoc diabetes management system has shown users of a diabetes management app see their sugar level decrease over a point and a half. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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