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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 28, 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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Last month Germany-based research firm Research2Guidance predicted the overall, worldwide mobile health market would generate about $26 billion in revenues by 2017, but this month it broke out a 2017 revenue prediction of $5.6 billion for mobile health sensors that connect to a mobile health app. Read Original Content

Fitness-tracking device manufacturer Jawbone has acquired competitor BodyMedia to pool expertise in wearable health sensors. Jawbone also announced its Up platform for iOS. Read Original Content

A recent report has revealed the sensor market for m-health will experience an annual increase of 70 percent, but at the same time, the results of a physician survey are revealing there aren’t many people who are actually using these apps. Read Original Content

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A new report by Mercom Capital Group shows mHealth, telehealth, personal and social health products, and other healthcare-focused apps and devices racked up $493 million in investments during the first three months of 2013 alone. Read Original Content

A new report from research analyst firm GBI Research predicts by 2019 the remote patient monitoring market in the U.S. will reach $296.5 million, up from $104.5 million in 2012. Read Original Content
A new study by Research2Guidance predicts the booming m-Health market will grow to $26 billion by 2017, reaching a worldwide market of 1.7 billion users looking to use their smartphones and tablets to take care of their health. Read Original Content

An iPad app developed by Child & Family Training enables health and social care professionals working with children to survey, explore and quantify almost any experience or symptom. Read Original Content

UBM Medica U.S. has announced Physicians Practice, the award-winning practice management resource for physicians and medical office staff, has released a free iPad application to help physicians better navigate the complexities of running a practice. Read Original Content

Cloud storage platform Box is making an aggressive push into the healthcare vertical announcing it is now HIPAA compliant and has added 10 new healthcare application partners to address industry specific challenges. Read Original Content

Startup Nurep launched an iPad app that connects physicians to device representatives remotely, eliminating the need for frequent sales rep visits to care sites. Nurep launched its iPad app designed to connect surgeons and medical device sales representatives over an iOS platform the company says is secure and HIPAA compliant. Read Original Content

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