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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 30, 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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Mobile health applications are becoming increasingly popular, according to new research by Gallup.  Researchers found about 19 percent of U.S. adults have downloaded and regularly use a mobile health app.  Among the survey respondents 18 percent have downloaded calorie-counting apps, of which six percent use them routinely.  Read Original Content

InfoBionic, a company that helps doctors identify arrhythmias through its remote monitoring device, has raised the second tranche of a $17 million Series B round to commercialize the device.  The device is designed to be part of a strategy of helping physicians reduce unnecessary readmissions and spot heart problems such as afib earlier.  Read Original Content

The U.S. dominates the North American market for remote patient monitoring device due to the large number of aging population and increasing awareness of advanced diagnostic techniques. In addition, rising healthcare cost and increasing incidence of chronic diseases is also fuelling the growth, according to Persistence Market Research.  Read Original Content

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Smartphone apps that monitor human behavior, speech and voice levels, moods and social interaction are being researched as potential tools for helping those suffering from mental illness, include bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, according to a Wired article.  Read Original Content

Vital Connect announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with LifeWatch, a leading outpatient cardiac monitoring company. LifeWatch will use Vital Connect's HealthPatch MD as part of its cardiac telemetry service for continuous monitoring for a range of arrhythmias.  Read Original Content

A new report by Berg Insight shows three million patients worldwide are connected to some form of remote monitoring device at home and monitored by a professional caregiver. In four years, it projects that figure to top 19 million.  Read Original Content

Dr. Eddie Mukoyo, the Assistant Commissioner, Resources, at the Ministry of Health has said Uganda's remarkable fight against epidemics such as Ebola and Marburg is to a large extent due to the ministry's swift adoption of mobile health applications.  Read Original Content

The top compelling mHealth driver is the ability to save money through early intervention patient care outside of a hospital setting, Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist at New York's Montefiore Medical Center, tells mHealthNews, noting the first mHealth tool destined to become ubiquitous will be biometrics monitoring.  Read Original Content

Intel Corporation has unveiled a new sensing platform for enabling mobile-based healthcare delivery to masses.  "Our new chip, combining hardware, mobility, analytics and cloud-based technology enables doctors and hospitals to provide affordable personal healthcare for masses," the US-based company's Indian subsidiary said in a statement.  Read Original Content

Revenues for remote patient monitoring solutions reached $5.8 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mobile health connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring services, according to a report from IT research firm Berg Insight.  Read Original Content

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