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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 16, 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 GSM Association recently funded a survey of 2,000 healthcare providers, patients and consumers in four different countries to better understand the perceptions they had about mobile health. The survey’s top line metric is that 89 percent of providers, 75 percent of patients, and 73 percent of consumers believe that mobile health offerings can convey significant health benefits.  Read Original Content

Smartphone applications have begun to enable the mHealth industry to successfully monetize their services. The market for mHealth services has now entered the commercialization phase and will reach $26 billion globally by 2017, the new "Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017" by research2guidance says.  Read Original Content

About 11 percent of all mobile phone users and 19 percent of smartphone users have at least one health app on their device, according to Pew Internet & American Life Project’s Mobile Health 2012 survey.  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.

WellDoc has launched a new product, BlueStar, which it says is the first mobile health product to secure reimbursement as a diabetes therapy that will be adjudicated as a pharmacy benefit like other prescription products.  Read Original Content

Rep. Mike Honda has reintroduced a bill that aims to advance innovation in mobile health and other health care technologies.  Honda first introduced the legislation -- called the Healthcare Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act -- in December 2012. The bill would require FDA to establish a new Office of Wireless Health.  Read Original Content
Of the eight most prevalent health conditions globally, diabetes and depression have an overwhelming number of mobile applications and research, while there is a lack of apps and research related to other conditions such as anemia, hearing loss and low vision, according to research published recently in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  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

In a Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey released, more than one-third of respondents who are online said they were "very" or "extremely" interested in using smartphones or tablets to ask their doctors questions, make appointments or get medical test results.  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.  Read Original Content

Physician-led medical app review site iMedicalApps pointed out that a number of medical app developers have recently received rejection notices from Apple because they included medication dosage information in their app, and Apple says it only accepts medical dosage information submitted by the medicine’s manufacturer.  Read Original Content

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