Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 9, 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 GSMA has published research that demonstrates the significant socio-economic impact mHealth adoption will have in Europe. Findings reveal mHealth could save almost €100 billion in healthcare costs in the EU by 2017 as well as add €93 billion in GDP.  Read Original Content

Visiongain has determined the value of the global mHealth market in 2013 will reach $2 billion.  Read Original Content

A team of doctors and health professionals have developed an app called iTriage, which has been reviewed by Harvard Medical School and allows users to check their symptoms, explore possible causes, research medications, and find a doctor in their local area.  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 a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, global mHealth market is expected to reach 10.2 billion by 2018 from 1.3 billion in 2012 at a CAGR of 41.5 percent from 2012 to 2018.  Read Original Content

HealthTap, an online service that enables patients to ask doctors health-related questions for free, has launched AppRx, a new mobile health app review service. Its 40,000-plus physicians can review or rate any of the roughly 40,000 mobile health apps available in the iTunes and Google online stores.  Read Original Content
As recently as March 2013, the top ten mobile applications that help manage health, fitness and lifestyle generated up to four million free and 300,000 paid downloads daily, according to an article published by Mobile Marketer.  Read Original Content
The GiraffPlus project, from Örebro University, Sweden, is a technical solution involving sensors that can measure blood pressure and body temperature, register movements and detect if someone is lying still for an unusually long period of time, or takes a sudden fall.
The information from the sensors is analyzed by an intelligent system and is designed to quickly alert caregiver in emergencies.  Read Original Content

The telemedicine patient monitoring market grew from 4.2 billion in 2007 to over 10 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that while the market is small, it is fast growing with a large amount of competitors and increasing awareness of effectiveness.  Read Original Content

Identified earlier this week by iMedicalApps, Apple has been rejecting medical and health apps that provide information about prescription and over-the-counter medications. The rulings appear to target drug reference guide apps that provide both on and off label dosage guidelines.  Read Original Content

According to PwC, almost two out of three Canadians are using their handheld devices to access mobile health care for themselves and their loved ones.  Read Original Content

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