Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 11, 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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Rates of mobile health app adoption among American adults with mobile phones hasn't budged much since 2010, according to a new survey from the American Life Project. The portion of mobile phone carrying adults with health-related apps for tracking their health remains around 10 percent. Read Original Content

More people than ever are using a cell phone to get health information. The share of mobile users doing so has gone up to nearly a third from 17 percent two years ago, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Read Original Content

App developer Castle + Anderson recently released SimMon, a tool that simulates a remotely controlled patient monitor. The app runs on an iPhone or iPad and can help train clinicians as they learn to track changes in blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. Read Original Content

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A spokesperson for the Red Cross told MobiHealthNews that the average daily count for Red Cross apps in October was 369 downloads. The average number of downloads per day between October 25 and October 30 was about 66,000. Read Original Content

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to develop an application so its healthcare providers can access medical images stored in its VistA electronic health record system via mobile devices. Read Original Content

The majority of medical students and junior doctors in the United Kingdom use smartphones and health-related mobile applications, according to a study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Read Original Content

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

A new app for iPhones and iPads has been launched that works as a reference for radiographic positioning. The app was created by Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Linda Carlson, MS, RT, and Philip W. Ballinger, PhD, RT. Read Original Content

The convergence of mobile technology with an evolving healthcare delivery system will continue to drive the mobile health applications market, which will see revenues grow from $230 million in 2010 to $392 million in 2015, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Manhattan Research, the percentage of physicians in the U.S. using smartphones increased to 64 percent. The group increased by 20 percent between 2008 and 2009, the study found. The number of physicians using iPhones doubled, Manhattan Research found. Read Original Content

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