Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 21, 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will pilot test the efficacy of using basic text messages via mobile phones and Web-based messages via smartphones in public health surveillance for programs such as smoking cessation, according to a notice published in the Federal Register. Read Original Content

Vodafone plans to offer mobile health and education services in Myanmar, if its joint bid for a mobile license in the country with China Mobile is successful, according to the Financial Times. Read Original Content

Venture capital investments in the health IT sector continue to accelerate, according to the latest report from the Mercom Capital Group, a global communications and consulting firm. In the first quarter, health IT firms raised a record $493 million, compared with $1.2 billion for all of last year. Read Original Content

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Physicians are starting to recommend mobile health applications to patients with chronic illnesses, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Such apps range from programs that offer basic reminders to those that link with medical devices to transmit vital information. Read Original Content

A recent report by the Gartner Group states customer relationship management mobile apps will grow 500 percent by 2014. This trend is good news for health clubs looking for more efficient ways of growing revenue through member retention. Read Original Content

Mobile health applications such as text messages could save more than a million lives in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years, according to a report by PriceWhaterHouseCoopers. Read Original Content

A new report from research analyst firm GBI Research predicts that by 2019 the remote patient monitoring market in the US will reach $296.5 million, up from $104.5 million in 2012. Read Original Content

The remote patient monitoring market grew by nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, and the market is expected to continue growing over the next several years, according to a report by Kalorama Information, Clinical Innovation & Technology . Read Original Content

Manhattan Research claims 72 percent of physicians now own tablets, according to a report from Tab Times. Read Original Content

With the market for mobile health apps expected to reach $27B by 2017, mhealth apps are quickly evolving to take advantage of new image support capabilities in mobile networks and devices. Read Original Content

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