Friday, June 29, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 24, 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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By 2017, one in five wearable wireless electronic devices for the sports and health care market will be used in the medical realm to track things such as a person’s blood sugar level or heart rate, according to a forecast from ABI Research. Read Original Content

A study published in Diabetes Care showed that children with type 1 diabetes who used wireless technologies to monitor and manage blood glucose levels had significantly better glycemic control and diabetes self-management skills than those who did not. Read Original Content

UK Doctors will be encouraged to prescribe smartphone apps to help patients manage conditions ranging from diabetes to depression, the Government has announced. 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.

Happtique, a mobile health application store aimed primarily at healthcare providers, plans to launch an mRx program that will give hospitals and physicians a mechanism for prescribing mHealth apps to patients. Read Original Content


Results of a survey from Blue Chip Patient Recruitment indicate just 26 percent of users visit health-related Websites, 18 percent download health-related mobile apps and 8 percent spend time at online health communities. Read Original Content

A number of mhealth tools are starting to slowly work their way into mainstream use for patients, such as a blood pressure cuff that connects to a smartphone, a blood glucose meter for iPod touch and iPhone devices, and an app that alerts people when it is time to take their next dose of their medications. Read Original Content

Recyclebank and Transport for London have partnered to release an iPhone app that gives users rewards when they opt out of public transportation and choose to walk or cycle to get around instead. Read Original Content

With the proliferation of mobile devices in healthcare and the growing demand for information delivered to those devices, healthcare interoperability collaborative Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise International has produced an implementation guide for providing such access. Read Original Content

In a recent issue of Digital Diversity, Isaac Holeman explains how MedicMobile, the NGO he works with, provides health support in the developing world using simple, locally appropriate communication technologies – the ubiquitous first generation mobiles found all over countries like Malawi. Read Original Content

The Food and Drug Administration is stymying innovation in the field of mobile medical applications with superfluous regulation, industry leaders said at a conservative think tank Wednesday. Read Original Content

The folks at ID Experts believe now is the time to assess your mobile strategy and take charge of PHI. Here are 13 tips for fighting mobile device threats, as compiled by ID Experts and others. 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.