Friday, August 10, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 5, 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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The market for health related apps is poised to hit $392 million in revenue by 2015 according to Frost and Sullivan. Read Original Content

The U.S. market for advanced patient monitoring systems has grown from $3.9 billion in 2007 to $8.9 billion in 2011 and is forecast to reach $20.9 billion by 2016, according to a study by Kalorama Information. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from London-based Global Data, the global mobile health market was worth $1.2 billion in 2011 and will increase in value to $11.8 billion by 2018. 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.

Vitals, the New York-based developer of online physician information and ratings resources, is launching its first mobile application to make accessing information easier for smartphone owners. Read Original Content

Both the telehealth and mobile health markets are expected to increase dramatically over the next few years, according to market researcher GlobalData. The industry will grow from a 2011 valuation of $13.2 billion to $32.5 billion by 2018. 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

The telemedicine market is expected to achieve "significant" growth in the next few years, from $736 million in 2011 to $2.5 billion in 2018, according to a new study by WinterGreen Research. Read Original Content

Smartphones equipped with mobile medical dictation apps are beginning to replace handheld tape recorders and tablet computers. Read Original Content

According to recently published information the U.S. patient monitoring device and equipment market is expected to exceed $4 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

The Australian government has announced a new initiative that will help isolated communities get better access to healthcare. The initiative plans to use telehealth to improve access, such as using high definition technology to allow doctors to communicate with patients in remote areas. 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.