Friday, August 03, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 29, 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 recent research, 80 percent of physicians currently own tablet devices and 59 percent use mobile devices to run line-of-business applications. So how can BYOD be embraced without compromising health data security? Read Original Content

A new survey by industry analyst Parks Associates has found that a full quarter of all people who use a smartphone would like to see an application that allows them to communicate better with their doctor. Read Original Content

Research from Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that while 88 percent of Americans have a cellphone and about half of those are smartphones, only 10 percent of have downloaded health-related apps on those devices, a figure that's remained stable since 2010. 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.

The Medipattern Corporation, has announced that its MyTrak Mobile unit has received an order from Target Corporation for delivery of SMARTCOACH, its mobile coaching and engagement device. Read Original Content


A recent poll from Mitchell Research found that of the 78 million Baby Boomers in the U.S., 24 percent own smartphones and are turning to apps recommended by their doctors to further preventative care. Read Original Content

The burgeoning mHealth field offers healthcare a wealth of opportunities to engage with patients and provide a satisfactory return on investment. But if mobile medical apps are going to stand any chance of survival – with physicians as well as consumers – they'll have to be able to integrate. Read Original Content

According to new digital health research from Parks Associates, the majority of mobile phone users will not pay more than $3 for a mobile health app – even if they like it. Read Original Content

While mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have cleared new paths to providing healthcare and encouraging wellness, the current regulations guiding the development of mHealth tools can be burdensome and unclear, according to a July 25 panel discussion at the 4th annual mHealth World Congress. Read Original Content

iPatientCare has announced the launch of its iPatientCare App on IOS as part of its mHealth solutions platform. Read Original Content

Mobile communications are transforming healthcare. Orange Business Services has prepared this infographics highlighting some of the medical issues facing the world and potential uses of mobile technology in addressing those issues. Read Original Content

One-third to nearly half of U.S. adults now use health-related blogs, social networks, ratings websites or apps. Health and medical apps for the iPhone now target fitness, stress, chronic disease, mental health, smoking cessation and medication adherence, to name just some categories tracked by MobiHealthNews. Read Original Content

As interest and activity in mobile health continues to climb, San Francisco-based Mango Health is set to announce it has raised $1.45 million in seed funding to bring a new collection of consumer-focused mobile health apps to market. Read Original Content

The Apple iPad is capable of allowing physicians to review Magnetic Resonance images of spinal emergencies, according to a study in the August issue of the journal Academic Radiology. Read Original Content

The health care industry's increased use of EMRs, wireless medical devices and personal mobile technology has turned hospital networks into important components in patient treatment. Practicing medicine now requires maintaining constant wireless connectivity and possibly managing wired network traffic if doctors and nurses are to fully leverage health IT according to health care professionals. 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.