Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 22, 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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MobileHealthMarketplace.com, a new website launched, is the first directory of mobile health and medical Apps which focuses on solutions that connect patients and medical professionals with company health, wellness, workers' compensation and safety programs.  Read Original Content

ThyroMetrix USA, Inc., a leading clinical thyroid testing company, announced it has partnered with Holomic, LLC, experts in photonics-based technologies for mobile health applications, for the Holomic Rapid Diagnostic Reader for smartphones. The HRDR-200 works in sync with ThyroTest™, a Thyroid Stimulating Hormone blood test available in the U.S. and Canada by ThyroMetrix.  Read Original Content

Fluke Biomedical, a global provider of medical device test and safety equipment, announced the launch of its first-ever mobile iPad application. Designed with field service professionals in mind, the app is simple to use and offers detailed product information for all biomedical, diagnostic imaging, radiation, and nuclear power products.  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.

Since launching only two months ago, Sleep Genius has earned a reputation for being the most scientifically advanced neuroscience-based mobile sleep program in the world. With 50,000 downloads in one week, consumers are getting serious about their sleep and counting on mHealth’s greatest resources to affect positive change.  Read Original Content

Last year mobile health apps for iPhones and devices that use Google's Android operating system generated some $718 million in revenue, up from an estimated $100 million in 2010, according to the National Venture Capital Association.  Read Original Content
There are more than 200 mobile healthcare applications co-branded with healthcare organizations available on the two main online app marketplaces, Google Play and the Apple AppStore, a new research report shows.  Read Original Content

Rochester General Health System, including its 528-bed flagship facility Rochester General Hospital, has installed the remote monitoring and clinician notification system, Masimo Patient SafetyNet, which is expected to reduce rapid response activations, ICU transfers, and respiratory-depression deaths.  Read Original Content

Researchers in the United Kingdom recently published an article indicating a BlackBerry and Android app increased usage of their website which provides mutation, geographical, and phenotype data on genes implicated in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the U.S. They saw an increase of 26 percent for total visits to the website and an increase of 230 percent for visits by mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Samsung has launched a health app designed for its Android-based Galaxy S4 smartphone that features an avatar that grows fatter or thinner with the user, reports the Wall Street Journal.  Called the S Health Buddy app, it allows users to choose from five different characters – two female, two male and one animal – that act as avatars of the user as he or she eats and exercises.  Read Original Content

Among the crowd showing at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley was Embrace Her Health, a two-year-old company at work on a suite of maternity apps that aim to enable women to manage their pre and post-natal health better and cut the risk and costs of preventable complications.  Embrace Her Health’s first mobile app for iOS and Android, Pregnancy Companion, serves as both a personal pregnancy tracker and a source of information for expecting mothers.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.