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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 17, 2013

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 European mobile health market forecasts strikingly high growth rates in coming years, despite the global financial crisis. Frost & Sullivan expects the market to grow from €393 million in 2011 to €2.45 billion in 2016, therefore, creating vast opportunities for industry players. Read Original Content

UK mobile operator O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica, recently announced two new mobile health programs: Help at Hand, an emergency response system sold directly to consumers, and Health at Home, a telehealth system marketed to providers. Read Original Content

A report from the GSMA and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates mobile health could save developed countries $400 billion in 2017. Read Original Content

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U.S. House lawmakers plan to hold a three-day series of hearings to determine how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should regulate mobile health applications. Read Original Content

A new study by Global Information titled, Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-17, revealed the market for mobile health services has now entered the commercialization phase and will reach $26 billion globally by 2017. Read Original Content
According to ByteMobile on average 39 percent of mobile users who are using one or more mobile health application are using a fitness app. Of all the mobile health related data traffic that operators facilitate, about 50 percent of it comes from personal fitness apps. Read Original Content

A new survey on Mobile Health from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds 19 percent of smartphone users have at least one health app downloaded onto their device. Read Original Content

The number of Americans remotely monitored at home is expected to grow six-fold by 2017 according to InMedica, a division of IMS Research. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research 5.7 million patients will be monitored with a wireless medical device by 2014, compared with 320,000 today. This represents a $950 million market and a 770 percent compound annual growth rate. Read Original Content

In 2017 18.2 million health and wellness WSN systems, excluding sports/fitness devices, will be shipped worldwide and annual revenues enabled by these systems will reach $16.3 billion.  Read Original Content

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