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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of Week of April 13, 2014

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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Biomeme’s Smartphone-enabled lab has mobile qPCR thermocycler, which is designed to amplify trace amounts of DNA to identify particular strains of pathogens by their DNA signature. It’s also designed to do real-time disease tracking at the point of care.  Read Original Content

The European Commission has announced a consultation that asks digital health companies and others for help in identifying ways to encourage and regulate mobile health, which the Commission defines as “ways to enhance the health of Europeans with the use of mobile devices.”  Read Original Content

So far the FDA has approved only about 100 mobile medical devices, which leaves thousands of consumer-oriented health applications without government oversight.  Read Original Content

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According to MedData Group, at least two-thirds of American doctors surveyed use mobile health apps on the job. But about two-thirds also think a truly connected healthcare system in the U.S. is more than five years away—or won’t happen at all.  Read Original Content

Mobile messaging as part of medical recovery treatment proves mHealth efforts can boost rehabilitation efforts for injured military personnel and help soldiers re-integrate following service, as shown in a recent pilot through mCare and the University of Pittsburg.  Read Original Content
The Global Remote Patient Monitoring market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.44 percent over the period 2013-2018, according to ResearchandMarkets.com.  Read Original Content

A developer has created a neuroimaging app designed to work with Google Glass.  Created by Personal Neuro Devices. The technology, called Introspect, is designed to enable Google Glass to give neuro-feedback to clinicians and caregivers. The head-mounted, voice-activated tool could help passively monitor brain activity.  Read Original Content

While the global mHealth market is expected to hit $21.5 billion in four years, with an annual grow rate of 54.9 percent, a new analysis also reveals North America's days as the biggest market may be numbered.  Read Original Content

By 2015 an estimated 500 million people worldwide will use a health app, turning the industry into a $26 billion business by 2017. The sheer number of health apps is staggering, with more than 40,000 apps categorized as "health and fitness" or "medical" in Apple's app store alone.  Read Original Content

Some healthcare professionals may view telehealth as threatening and as a result, organizations should work to minimize potential disruptions, according to a new study published in BMC Health Services Research.  Read Original Content

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