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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 12, 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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Announced at last week's American Telemedicine Association meeting in Austin, Texas, Medweb and DocbookMD have unveiled Docbook Gateway, a mobile application designed to enable clinicians to communicate and share labs, images and reports via mobile devices with other clinicians. Read Original Content

The Army's wide use of telemedicine is evolving from fixed-based access sites to highly mobile programs using cell phones, according to a report in Telemedicine and e-Health. Read Original Content

As mobile phone subscriptions in Africa continue to grow 20 percent a year over the past five years the Malawi Ministry of Health and NGOs such as Village Reach are collaborating with communities to use cell phones to address some of the causes of poor health care for women and children. Read Original Content

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The market for mobile health sensors will grow at an eye-popping 69 percent compounded annual growth rate over the next five years to $5.6 billion by 2017. In 2012, the market was worth $407 million. That's according to mobile research firm Research2Guidance, which recently issued a new five-year report on the global mHealth market. Read Original Content
Apple, first with the iPhone and then the iPad, has "accidentally" revolutionized healthcare, so argues a blog post on The Motley Fool financial website. Although it was not Steve Job's intention, argues the author, doctors and other health-care professionals are using Apple's devices in groundbreaking ways. 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

MyMedRec, one of Canada's top free iPhone apps to help people and their families keep track of medication use and immunization history, is now available internationally. MyMedRec allows users to keep information on their medications and vaccines at their fingertips, ready to share with their healthcare providers. Read Original Content

University of Missouri researchers have developed a smartphone app that uses GPS systems to locate farmers who have rolled their tractors. The Columbia, Missouri school's News Bureau reported the app could prevent fatalities in these accidents, which often occur far from farmers' homes or roads. Read Original Content

Two Saskatoon registered nurses have created an app to help parents get through the first months with their newborns. NuuNest allows parents to input data after every feeding and diaper change and provides daily tips on infant care. Read Original Content

A teenage boy has become the first person in the U.K. to be fitted with a bionic arm, which can be controlled by a mobile phone app. Read Original Content

PBS’s blog “Rundown” recently posted two articles about the impact of mobile technology and health in 10 African countries.” In the first story, Imani Cheers, describes how mobile phones are helping to fight malaria in Zambia.  The second story describes how cell phones are being used to address some of the causes of poor health care for women and children.  Read Original Content

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