Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of December 14, 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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A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report found 86 percent of surveyed clinicians expect mobile apps will become necessary for patient health management within the next five years.  Read Original Content

The first line of defense against deadly diseases and even water shortages might just be your mobile telephone. A new software application called mHero uses a revolutionary new messaging platform called RapidPro. The system uses “trigger” words to contact specialized workers if a disease like Ebola is discovered.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Orange announced a new alliance to accelerate mobile health in Africa. The goal of the USAID/Orange alliance is to develop a regional platform with a menu of mobile applications that ministries of health, donors and NGOs could use for consumer education, health worker tools, mobile money, and data collection.  Read Original Content

B2M Solutions’ mobile software delivers valuable insight and actionable analytics for enterprise customers. Business leaders and managers within the mission critical, rugged mobile enterprise now have operational views of key business and technology analytics affecting performance and productivity. B2M software is developed with specific functionality to help organizations identify and unblock mobility problems as soon as, or even before, they occur, allowing customers to sustain critical business processes and gain competitive advantages. To Lean more visit www.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

Google has been crunching some numbers collected from the Play Store, and the results show Health and Fitness has been the year’s fastest growing app category.  According to Google’s stats, diet tracking app MyFitnessPal topped the charts under health and fitness. Read Original Content

A Global Telehealth Market 2015-2019 industry research report forecasted the worldwide Telehealth industry will grow at 18.88 percent compound annual growth rate during 2014-2019 and the focus on mobile and healthcare IT will drive this growth.  Read Original Content

According to Visiongain, the mHealth market will reach a $6.7 billion value by the end of 2014.  Read Original Content

The global patient monitoring devices market is expected to reach approximately $23.9 billion by 2019 with North America commanding the largest share and is expected to register a healthy market share by 2019, according to ResearchandMarkets.com.  Read Original Content

The global telehealth market is set to nearly double in next five years due to the demand for high-quality healthcare and remote patient monitoring, according to a new report by ReportsnReports.com. Analysts forecast the telehealth market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.88 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.  Read Original Content

Unless mHealth wearable makers want innovations to go stale the way some fitness devices have, they'd better start making more appealing and relevant products, says a new Juniper Research report. Read Original Content

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