Friday, July 26, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 21, 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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According to a Privacy Rights Clearinghouse survey of privacy risks in mobile health apps, 74 percent of the free apps surveyed and 60 percent of the paid apps reviewed had a privacy policy either in the app or on the developer’s website. In other words, 26 percent of the free apps and a shocking 40 percent of the paid apps had no privacy policy at all.  Read Original Content

The combination of smartphones and mobile health applications and devices are fueling a rapid increase in mHealth services, according to Juniper Research.  Smartphone-based mHealth is forecast to grow more rapidly than mHealth services delivered through custom-made medical devices.  Read Original Content

According to a new IDC Health Insights report, in the U.S., clinical mobility spending is expected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 12.7 percent.  Read Original Content

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that the most respected resource in ophthalmic science, the Basic and Clinical Science Course series, is now available through eBooks apps for mobile devices.  The world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons is launching Apple iOS and Google Android apps to enable anytime, anywhere access to these essential ophthalmic educational and reference resources.  Read Original Content

In a recent Digitas Health survey of 2000 patients, 24 percent of contributing parties said they would be happier receiving prescriptions for an mHealth application rather than a pill. Ninety percent of patients were willing to accept a prescription for an mHealth app, compared to 66 percent of patients who wanted a traditional doctor’s order for their respective medications.  Read Original Content
A recent article from The Journal of Family Practice finds family practitioners are primarily using mobile devices and medical apps to access reference materials in and out of the exam room. However, other doctors have begun "prescribing" apps to patients who are more comfortable using mobile technology.  Read Original Content

Researchers from Wolters Kluwer Health conducted a survey by Ipsos of more than 300 practicing physicians.  According to the report, 83 percent of physicians reported keeping up with the latest medical research as being very or somewhat challenging. A total of 79 and 61 percent of physicians reported using smartphones and tablets, respectively, in their daily practice. Read Original Content

Remote patient monitoring will save the world’s healthcare systems up to $36 billion by 2018, according to a new projection by Juniper Research. The firm says North America will account for a little over three quarters of the savings, with Western Europe making up the next biggest chunk.  Read Original Content

With its Android-based OS and visual cues, the Google Glass eyewear has the potential to transform how doctors view emergency room dashboards, according to Dr. John D. Halamka, CIO of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Read Original Content

The U.S. market for “advanced” wireless patient monitoring systems more than doubled in a four-year period, according to a new report from Kalorama Information, and the growth should continue at nearly the same pace. The New York-based research firm forecasts that total to expand by 18 percent annually, reaching $20.9 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

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