Thursday, June 06, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 2, 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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Global annual sensor shipments for mobile sensing health and fitness devices will reach 515 million in 2017, up from 107 million in 2012, according to an announcement from ON World. By 2017, there will be 1.4 billion mobile sensing health and fitness app downloads globally, with health apps increasing the fastest over the next five years.  Read Original Content

According to Black Book Rankings, eight percent of office-based physicians use either a mobile device for electronic prescribing, accessing records, ordering tests or viewing results. However, 83 percent indicated they would immediately utilize mobile EHR functionalities to update patient charts, check labs and order medications if available to them via their EHR.  Read Original Content

A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report suggests that in the years to come, U.S. mobile health development will trail developing countries like South Africa, India, and Brazil, and another PwC report predicts a $46.6 million health app market in Brazil by 2015.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

According to an Ohio State University study, one-third of 222 pain management-related apps had no obvious input from a health care professional, while one-third of such apps had an indeterminate amount of input from a medical professional. Researchers say the findings underscore the need for better oversight of mobile health apps.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research's Mobile Health Opportunities Report, public and private healthcare providers will be able to save between $1.96 billion and $5.83 billion in healthcare costs through the use of remote patient monitoring using cellular networks by the year 2014.  Read Original Content
The Food and Drug Administration has taken its first action against a mobile app maker for failure to obtain pre-marketing clearance. Late last week the FDA sent a letter to Biosense Technologies Private Limited, asking the company to either identify an FDA clearance for its uChek urine analyzer app or explain why it does not believe FDA clearance is required.  Read Original Content

The total global market for remote patient monitoring is currently estimated at nearly $22 billion and is expected to be worth $46 billion by 2017, according to a whitepaper released by  Read Original Content

Patient monitoring systems with advanced features, especially wireless or remote capability, are among the fastest-growing medical devices. The aging population and the associated increases in diseases such as congestive heart disease and diabetes as well as the cost of treating those conditions, is driving sales of these devices.  Read Original Content

Preventice has announced the commercial availability of its BodyGuardian Remote Patient Monitoring System. Developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, BodyGuardian uses sophisticated algorithms to support remote monitoring for individuals with cardiac arrhythmias and allows physicians to monitor key biometrics outside of the clinical setting, while patients go about their daily lives.  Read Original Content

Health apps that offer medical advice, remedies and doses should be vetted so they do not endanger lives or give biased or misleading information, the Australian Medical Association said.  The association also said the people who approved apps (at Apple and Google) should be part of the responsibility chain, and it would be good to have medical expertise on the approval bodies.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.