Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of Week of September 7, 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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The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving ahead with an ambitious effort to provide mobile wireless services to both veterans and the clinical staff who serve them.  Under a set of interconnected programs, veterans can use a variety of applications to access their medical records, to request services such as prescriptions, and to schedule appointments.  Read Original Content

Since the start of last year, more than $750 million in venture capital has been invested in companies that can do everything from transform a smartphone into a blood pressure gauge to photograph medical-quality images of the inner ear.  Read Original Content

A mobile healthcare app called PulsePoint made headlines for being credited with saving the life of a one month-old baby in Spokane, Washington.  The app empowered CPR-certified citizens to come to the rescue of their neighbors in need who were awaiting the arrival of emergency responders.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Over the next five years, ABI Research expects 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices to ship.  Read Original Content

Triple-S Salud has partnered with TracFone Wireless, Inc. and Voxiva, Inc. to improve the health and satisfaction of their members by providing access to free cell phones and health messaging programs. SafeLink Health Solutions®, a TracFone brand, has been designed to help Medicaid health plans engage and support members.  Read Original Content
A randomized trial of chronic heart failure patients who have received defibrillator devices has shown the remote monitoring of these implants can help improve patient outcomes. The study, published in the journal Lancet, monitored more than 650 patients to come to this conclusion.  Read Original Content

With growing per capita healthcare expenditure both in developed and in advanced developing countries, the mobile healthcare market is further projected to reach $58.8 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 32.3 percent from 2013 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s report.  Read Original Content

According to Healthcare IT News, Microsoft announced recently that for their new mobile health project they are striking a deal with wireless provider TracFone to extend mHealth technology to undeserved and high-risk populations.  The endeavor is aimed specifically at people with diabetes.  Read Original Content

GlobalData expects the mHealth market to enjoy an annual growth rate of 31.5 percent in the next four years, from $3 billion in 2013 to $11.8 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

Text messaging can boost knowledge of cervical cancer and be a successful approach in increasing the number of Korean women undertaking a Pap test, according to a new study from the School of Social Work and University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.  Read Original Content

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