Friday, July 13, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 8, 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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Healthcare Finance News has outlined five ways telemedicine can play an important role in decreasing overall healthcare spending. Read Original Content

Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd. Read Original Content

According to a recent survey conducted by Wolters Kluwer Health’s Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 71 percent of nurses are using smartphones for their job. The survey included responses from 3,900 nurses and nursing students. 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 five reasons why the Surface tablet could be first Microsoft product doctors embrace. Read Original Content


Although they make up just 1-2 percent of the entire market for mobile apps, healthcare apps are expected to grow 25 percent annually over the next five years, compared to still-impressive 23 percent growth estimated for the standard apps market. Read Original Content

A new report by a national health policy institute, NEHI, provides a glimpse of how mobile technologies are reshaping diabetes management. Read Original Content

President Obama has signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, The Hill's Healthwatch blog reports, shoring up the FDA's role in creating guidance for mobile medical apps. Read Original Content

Happtique, the healthcare-specific appstore and mobile app prescription technology vendor, has published its draft document for the mobile health app certification process its panel of advisors has been developing over the course of the past few months. Read Original Content

There are 40,000 medical applications available for smartphones and tablets, and the market is in its infancy. But that growth is in the crosshairs of new regulatory efforts by the Food and Drug Administration. Read Original Content

Orca Health has released it latest app called HeartDecide. Users can view a pumping heart from all different angles, and modify it to fit their own demographic information. Read Original Content

Destination Doc, a mobile app that creates a curated list of doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies, launched in the UK recently, just in time for the 2012 London Olympics. Read Original Content

The United States Agency for International Development and the mHealth Alliance have announced the creation of mPowering Frontline Health Workers, an innovative public‐private partnership designed to improve child health by accelerating the use of mobile technology by millions of health workers around the world. Read Original Content

African technology developers are coming up with award winning innovative farming, social and health-themed mobile-phone apps specifically tailored to Africa’s unique challenges and opportunities. Here are our top 10 favorites. 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.