Friday, August 24, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 19, 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 a Verasoni study, the top 150 health-related apps have been downloaded more than 67.5 million times onto iPhones, and more than 59.1 million times onto Android devices. Read Original Content

According to a survey by Parks Associates, almost 30 percent of respondents who are mobile phone users that have serious medical conditions say they would be able to monitor and handle their issues better if a mobile app was available that would help. The research also indicates that that as many as 20 percent of all smartphone users would like some kind of mobile medicine application. 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. Growing applications and availability led the firm to predict that the industry will grow from a 2011 valuation of $13.2 billion to $32.5 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

An analysis of the global telemedicine market indicates that it will continue to grow at around 19 percent a year through 2015. In its report, “Global Telemedicine Market 2011-2015,” Research and Markets of Dublin predicts future prospects are immense. Read Original Content

According to GlobalData in a new report, the global mHealth market was worth $1.2 billion in 2011, but will jump in value to reach $11.8 billion by 2018, climbing at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate of 39 percent. Read Original Content

The market for remote patient monitoring systems is expected to leap to $20.9 billion over the next four years, according to a report by InformationWeek.
The rising number of elderly patients has the U.S. health care system looking for ways to manage costs and avoid hospital overcrowding. The market for remote monitoring systems grew from $3.9 billion in 2007 to $8.9 billion in 2011. Read Original Content

Health and well being applications are estimated to make up approximately 40 percent of new smartphone apps currently being developed. This is a huge market and only set to increase as the benefits become more apparent and smartphone and tablet technology become more widespread. Read Original Content

A Vitera Healthcare survey shows that nine of 10 doctors would like to be able to use an electronic health record on their mobile devices. In the survey of 240 Vitera customers, most of them office-based physicians, 72 percent said they used mobile devices in healthcare. Read Original Content

Demand for real-time data, including personal health information, is driving the market for wearable, wireless devices that will grow from 14 million items this year to as many as 171 million in 2016. Read Original Content

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has launched AZBlue, its first mobile app, designed to help members quickly access coverage details, urgent care centers and contact information. An increasing number of members are relying on mobile services to simplify their lives. Read Original Content

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