Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 15, 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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Right now 2.8 million Americans use dedicated devices as at-home medical monitoring devices.  And that market is likely going to be a lot bigger, said Dane Waund, global sales development manager at Solvay Specialty Polymers. The market is projected to climb to 9.4 million in 2017. Read Original Content

There are already roughly 100,000 health applications available in major app stores, and the top ten mobile health applications generate up to four million free and 300,000 paid daily downloads.  Read Original Content

Juniper Research estimates that by 2018 there will 96 million users of app-enabled mobile health care and mobile fitness devices, a six-fold increase from the 15 million users this year.  Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

The mHealth Alliance launched a new initiative aimed at building the expertise and capacity of global health stakeholders using mobile technology for health by connecting them directly to free consultations and tools, as well as a network of highly qualified experts in the field.  Read Original Content

Assisted and independent living communities that deploy remote monitoring technology with emergency response capabilities increase lengths of stay by reducing the number of discharges necessary to accommodate higher-acuity care needs of aging residents. That was one of several key findings of a study conducted by Halleland Habict Consulting LLC.  Read Original Content
Some mobile health application developers are using crowd-funding websites to help determine if their mobile health technology products are worth the time and money to seek regulatory approval, Bloomberg reports. Read Original Content

With ever-changing trends in the healthcare system, the wireless health market is gaining significant momentum. The global wireless health market is valued at $23.8 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $59.7 billion by 2018, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 20.2 percent from 2013 to 2018.  Read Original Content

The addition of a second processor, dedicated to tracking motion and location, in the iPhone 5S will mean developers can build standalone apps that don't need wristbands or other accessories for measuring steps taken or distance traveled.  The first of these apps, Nike+ Move, was showcased during the newest iPhone's official launch event and is said by Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller to be coming soon to the App Store.  Read Original Content

A recent survey of U.S. medical students shows that 53 percent of those that prefer digital sources turn to a mobile reference first to answer a clinical question.  According to the survey, 54 percent of medical students currently use a tablet as part of their medical training – a whopping 31 percent increase compared to 2012 results.  Read Original Content

In a paper published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, reported that attaching a $100 wireless accelerometer from Fitbit to the ankles of elderly patients recovering from elective cardiac surgery in the hospital enabled clinicians to measure how many steps each patient took on each day after their operations. This first-of-its-kind experiment showed the association between a patient's post-surgical mobility and length of stay and his or her discharge.  Read Original Content

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