Friday, July 06, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 1, 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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Investments in companies that make health information apps rose 78 percent in 2011 to $766 million. Read Original Content

Samsung has released its first mHealth app.  The app collects information about the user in order to help create and maintain a healthier way of living. Read Original Content

According to the analyst firm Research2Guidance the world market for mHealth apps will reach over $1.2 billion this year. Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

Check out these four reasons telemedicine will benefit from the recent Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to the American Telemedicine Association. Read Original Content

One of the challenges that mobile apps can help solve is providing specialized medical attention to vulnerable populations. In countries like Colombia, this is one of the grand challenges facing public health services. Read Original Content


Widespread adoption of mHealth is viewed as inevitable in both developed and emerging markets around the world, but the pace of adoption will likely be led by emerging markets and lag consumer demand, according to a new global study conducted for PwC Global Healthcare by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Read Original Content

The American Telemedicine Association has created an open video contest, "Expect Telemedicine Because Telemedicine Works," which is designed to promote the value and importance of telemedicine, mHealth and remote monitoring to patients, the public and healthcare administrators. Read Original Content

A New Jersey-based surgeon has created a mobile app designed to help doctors make sure their phone conversations are understood properly. The MedXCom app records and stores the phone conversation between doctor and patient, giving both parties a HIPAA-compliant means of checking the facts. Read Original Content

Companies selling these 5 technologies should like the Obamacare ruling. Read Original Content

LifeWatch Technologies has developed the LifeWatch V, an Android-based phone that can monitor vital stats like blood pressure, heart rate and blood glucose. Read Original Content

Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd. Read Original Content

According to David Lee Scher, MD, founder of The Digital Health Center, mHealth will figure prominently in healthcare reform efforts. 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.