Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 4, 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 Research and Markets, 50 percent of mobile phone and tablet users will have downloaded mobile health apps within five years.  Read Original Content

The Verizon Foundation and the Children's Health Fund have opened a mobile health clinic equipped to provide telemedicine services to low-income children in Miami. The Miami mobile health clinic uses Verizon's 4G Long Term Extension network and enterprise-level routers and small antennas to connect patients in real time with University of Miami physicians and clinicians.  Read Original Content

Remote patient monitoring of patients is rapidly gaining acceptance in Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, where the highest number of people in the world live over 65 years of age.  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.

Remote patient telemonitoring is the biggest driver of the global telemedicine market, according to a new report from Research and Markets.  Read Original Content

Aetna, which for several years has been in the forefront of health insurers using health IT, has launched CarePass to help people achieve their health goals. Carepass, available to both Aetna members and non-members, helps users choose among popular mobile health apps, download the ones they want and track their health improvement progress.  Read Original Content
As many as 100 riders will be pedaling for nearly two weeks from Brussels, Belgium, to Barcelona, Spain, in the first-ever mHealth Grand Tour, meant to highlight how mobile technologies can help fight diabetes. About three-dozen riders will wear Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitors as well as Zephyr BioHarness sensors to capture their heart rate and other vital signs.  Read Original Content

Pakistani researchers from the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan have created an app to assist people suffering from night blindness.  The app will keep track of where they walk, the number of daylight hours available, and can estimate how long it will take them to return to their desired destination.  Read Original Content

The number of veterans receiving care via the VA's telehealth services is growing 29 percent annually, said Adam Darkins, MD, the VA's chief consultant for telehealth services and leader of its coordinated care/telehealth program, in an exclusive interview with InformationWeek Healthcare.  Read Original Content

Qualcomm Life and Palomar Health have announced an incubator they have called "Glassomics" to explore how Google Glass and other consumer tracking devices can aid applications in health care. The Glassomics incubator is intended to build partnerships in research and development of glassware applications in health care.  Read Original Content

Palo Alto-based Azumio, makers of the popular Instant Heart Rate app and a number of other mobile health apps, launched a new free app called Argus, which aggregates readings from many of Azumio’s other apps as well as including built-in tracking for food, sleep, and activity.  Read Original Content

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