Friday, July 20, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 15, 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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According to the latest data from Pew Internet and American Life Project, while 88 percent of Americans have a cellphone and about half of those are smartphones, only 10 percent have downloaded health-related apps on those devices, a figure that’s remained stable since 2010. Read Original Content

A new report from the World Bank indicates that in just 10 years, developing countries have gone from accounting for just 29 percent of mobile subscriptions worldwide to 77 percent of subscriptions. This infographic sums up some of the data the report cites. This could have big implications for healthcare around the world. Read Original Content

Ahead of next week’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil — better known as Rio+20 — Mashable columnist Zoe Fox has outlined five reasons why “mobile is the future of sustainable development.” No. 1 is disease response. 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.

A study published in March by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found more than 80 percent of Internet users go online to search for health information. Read Original Content

In 2011, 55 percent of office-based physicians said they used an electronic health record system, and of those physicians, 85 percent said they were very or somewhat satisfied with the technology, according to a report released Tuesday by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, Modern Healthcare reports. Read Original Content

Accenture conducted a Connected Health Pulse Survey of 1,110 U.S. patients and found that 90 percent of patients want to self-manage their health online but that “85 percent of respondents preferred to see doctors in person when needed rather than relying on alternatives such as telehealth consultations.” Read Original Content

FierceHealthPayer's latest eBook, "Payer Strategies for Engaging Members," details a number of tactics payers are employing to keep their members healthy--from using data analytics to improve care management to creating "sticky" online platforms that incorporate social gaming to developing mobile apps that help patients manage their care. Read Original Content

Blue Chip Patient Recruitment, a division of Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, has released a white paper to announce the results of its 2012 mobile healthcare technology Survey. Read Original Content

Verizon has identified ten of the most promising way to use health IT to enhance patient care and reduce costs.  Read Original Content

Sending patient images to ophthalmologists via smartphone may be an option for emergency room doctors looking to make a quick eye-related diagnosis, a new study suggests. Read Original Content

Whitepapers of Note

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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.