Thursday, October 04, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 30, 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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More than 200 million mHealth applications are in use today, and that number is expected to increase threefold by 2012, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

The mobile health app market in the U.S. is expected to reach $1.3 billion in revenue this year, nearly double last year's $718 million, according to a report by Research2guidance, a mobile technology research firm. Read Original Content

A new study conducted by Cybercitizen Health and Manhattan Research shows that mobile and tablet health activity adoption continues to accelerate, with the number of adults using mobile phones for health information pegged at 75 million in 2012, up from 61 million in 2011, and tablet health activity adoption doubling from 15 million to 29 million in the same time period. 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 U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.3 million contract to develop a mobile interface for the agency’s Integrated Health Information System so clinicians and staff can access and update patient records using smartphones and other devices. Read Original Content

Mashable estimates there are approximately 40,000 mobile health apps currently available for tablets and smartphones. By the end of 2012, 247 million health apps will have been downloaded. Read Original Content


iTriage has announced that Harvard Medical School has completed an extensive review of its medical content and has extended its stamp of approval. Read Original Content

A new study from Manhattan Research has found that the number of U.S. adults using tablets to access health information and tools has almost doubled in the last year, reaching 29 million tablet users. Read Original Content

Researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital have developed an application that allows people to monitor their lung function at home or on the go by simply blowing into their phone. Read Original Content

A bill set to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to establish Office of Mobile Health at the FDA. This would provide recommendations on mobile health app issues. Read Original Content

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Driven by innovations in network technology and widespread adoption of tablet devices like Apple’s iPad, telemedicine-dedicated device and software markets are anticipated to reach $2.5 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

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