Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 23, 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 global patient monitoring systems market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 6.04 percent over the period 2011 to 2015. Read Original Content

More than 13,600 health and fitness apps are available from the iTunes store, according to a recent MobileHealthNews report. Read Original Content

According to a report by EquityNet, the smartphone application market for mobile healthcare will reach $1.3 billion in 2012, up from $718 million in 2011. Read Original Content

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A new spin out company from Oxford University's Institute of Biomedical Engineering has developed a system that allows a patient's health to be monitored using a webcam and a software application. Read Original Content

The UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases just completed the pilot phase of a program that equips patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with iPads to help them track and monitor their condition while staying in touch with their care team throughout the day as needed. Read Original Content

The global mobile health market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 24 percent over the next few years. Some of the key factors contributing to this growth are the rising trend of remote patient monitoring and the emergence of a number of innovative products, according to Transparency Market Research. Read Original Content

Mobile apps are expected to generate $15.9 billion in end-user spending this year, according to Gartner. However, only 11 percent of all adult cellphone users downloaded health-related apps in 2011, a number that hasn't significantly changed since 2010, according to a separate study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Read Original Content

A Minnesota made remote monitoring system that transmits patients' heart rhythms over a cellphone and allows doctors to review the data on their iPads has received approval by federal regulators. Read Original Content

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According to New York-based market research firm, GlobalData, the worldwide mobile healthcare market in 2011 was around $1.2 billion, the MH reporter wrote. By 2018, it is poised to hit $11.8 billion. Read Original Content

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to launch a variety of initiatives to spur the development and adoption of broadband-enabled healthcare devices and applications, with the overriding goal of establishing mobile health technology as an industry best practice by 2017. Read Original Content

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