Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 28, 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 mobile health technology industry is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 61 percent by 2017, according to a report by Research and Markets.  Read Original Content

MoodRhythm, a mobile health app that helps people with bipolar disorder learn about their personal rhythms has won the $100K Heritage Open mHealth Challenge at Health DataPalooza IV.  Read Original Content

Healthcare providers in the U.S. will spend more than $4.4 billion on mobile point-of-care technology in 2015, up from almost $2.8 billion in 2010, representing an annual growth rate of 9.9 percent, according to a new forecast from Intel and research firm IDC Health Insights.  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.

U.S. clinical mobility spending is forecast to reach $5.4 billion by 2016, according to an announcement about a new IDC Health Insights report.  Read Original Content

UK-based mobile operator O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica, has discontinued two of its mobile health offerings in the UK. By the end of 2013, the company will stop supporting consumer-facing emergency response service Help at Hand and provider-facing remote patient monitoring service Health at Home.  Read Original Content
According to a Park Associates survey, 50 percent of the surveyed U.S. broadband households with access to online services such as prescription refills, real-time video calls with a doctor, or appointments use these services; 13 percent are interested in virtual tools to manage medications; and 15 percent are interested in post-surgery virtual monitoring.  Read Original Content

According to a new PwC survey of 2,500 Canadians, close to half of those polled believe mHealth applications will make healthcare more accessible over the next three years. Fully 79 percent of the patients surveyed said they would like to communicate with their doctors via email and 83 percent would be happy to use online prescription renewal services.  Read Original Content

Boston’s non-profit Partners HealthCare has launched a new system that enables patients to share information from their home medical devices with their doctors’ electronic records. The program allows patients to use blood glucose meters, blood pressure cuffs, and other devices to collect their own data and then transmit it securely through a computer or mobile device to the hospital’s database.  Read Original Content

Bioelectronics is an emerging field whose leaders are developing small, wearable, WiFi enabled sensors that can detect all kinds of vital information — heart rate, body temperature, hydration levels — and relay them to your doctor or your smartphone in real time. Once patients have the big data about their bodies, the thinking goes, they can be proactive about their health, cut care costs and foster better relationships with their doctors.  Read Original Content

Although 55 percent of accountable care organizations have deployed remote patient-monitoring technology, 71 percent doubt how these systems can help their clinical systems, revealed a new report by Spyglass Consulting Group.  Read Original Content

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