Friday, August 31, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 26, 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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Tablets like Apple’s iPad are poised to change telemedicine. Telemedicine-dedicated device and software markets at $736 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach $2.5 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

The market for mobile health applications is continuing to grow and is expected to reach $11.8 billion by 2018, according to GlobalData, a market research firm. Read Original Content

The health industry is responding to the increasing popularity and availability of technological innovations, such as tablets and smartphones. Health and wellbeing applications are estimated to make up approximately 40 percent of new smartphone apps currently being developed. 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.

According to GlobalData, the U.S. dominates the telehealth industry, holding a 51 percent share in 2011, but the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to exhibit the most impressive growth. In 2011, Asia-Pacific contributed $2 billion to the global telehealth and telemedicine market and this is expected to almost quadruple by the end of 2018, to just under $8 billion. Read Original Content

According to a new report from iData Research, the U.S. patient monitoring market was worth more than $3.1 billion in 2011 and it is expected to approach $4.2 billion by 2018. Read Original Content


The expansion of a strong customer base for mobile health apps, with the revenues generated from smartphones and tablets, is a driving force for the growth of the healthcare IT sector in Brazil. It is estimated the revenues from smartphones will reach $46.6 million in 2015, with growth of 112 percent annually. Read Original Content

The market for mobile health apps will exceed $400 million in revenue by 2016, according to ABI Research. In addition, as of April 2012, more than 13,600 iPhone health and fitness apps were available to consumers, MobiHealthNews reported. Read Original Content

A recent survey conducted by digital health communications firm Enspektos found that physicians are more likely than nurses to find medical information in mobile apps credible. Of the more than 100 physicians surveyed, about 70 percent said mobile apps were a very credible or highly credible, while only about 46 percent of the 100 nurses surveyed were as trusting. Read Original Content

According to data collected by Manhattan Research, 81 percent of physicians used a smartphone in 2011, up from 72 percent in 2010. Doctors, nurses and patients are demanding access to information on their tablets and smartphones, which is driving organizations to embrace tablets. Read Original Content

The global market for wearable technology is expected to triple to $6 billion by 2016, says market research firm IMS Research. A large portion of that market, which included the sale of 14 million wearable devices in 2011, comprises a limited number of products in the healthcare, medical, fitness and wellness market. Read Original Content

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