Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly-Week of October 14, 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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iTriage, one of the leading mobile and Web health care technology companies, now includes 12,444 home health providers in its extensive database of health care providers. Read Original Content.

The mobile health industry is expected to grow from $1.7 billion in 2010 to $5.7 billion in 2015, according to estimates from Dallas-based market research firm Parks Associates. Read Original Content.

The idea of widespread use of uninterrupted, untethered, wireless patient monitoring devices came one step closer to reality when the Federal Communications Commission released a final rule on Sept. 11 outlining its plan for allocating wireless spectrum for medical body area networks. ReadOriginal 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 a recent report from iData Research, the U.S. patient monitoring market was valued at over $3.1 billion in 2011 and will grow to almost $4.2 billion by 2018. Read Original Content.


Smartphones and tablets and other mobile computing information technologies have “the potential” to enhance medication care in hospitals, according to San Diego-based health care technology consultant Mike Wisz, MBA. Read Original Content.

The number of U.S. adults using mobile phones for health-related activities, including looking up health information, grew from 61 million in 2011 to 75 million in 2012, according to a Manhattan Research survey of 8,745 adults. Read Original Content.

The mobile health, or mHealth, 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.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is introducing two mobile applications for iPhones and iPads, allowing physicians and pathologists access to clinical laboratory expertise from Mayo Clinic. Read Original Content.

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

The number of wireless users continues to grow along with applications available for any age group and in any industry; “the number of people using mobile devices such as the iPhone to access health resources like WebMD's apps grew 125 percent in 2011 from the previous year”.  Read Original Content.

Nonprofit group eHealth Initiative says clinics in poor neighborhoods can improve patients' health and cut hospitalizations by using mobile devices, patient Web portals, and social networks to monitor and inform. Read Original Content.


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.