Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of December 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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South Korean technology company LG Electronics has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for something called “LG Smarthealth”. The move indicates that LG might be playing catch-up with electronics competitor Samsung, which received a similar clearance for its S Health app last year.  Read Original Content

InfoBionic, Inc., a provider of patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management announced it completed the second tranche of a $17 million Series B financing round led by new investors Excel Venture Management and Zaffre Investments.  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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Wearable electronic devices for fitness shipments are forecast to reach 68.1 million units in 2015, down from 70 million units in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.  Read Original Content

The number of mHealth apps published on iOS and Android has more than doubled in two and-a-half years, reaching more than 100,000 apps in 2014, according to research2guidance's fourth annual study on mHealth app publishing.  Read Original Content

According to Samsung's third-quarter corporate disclosure filed to the Korea Exchange, the world's largest electronics company by revenue says it intends to continue investments in mobile healthcare and B2B areas, as it believes there will be continued growth in the sector.  Read Original Content

A new report released by PwC’s Health Research Institute shows U.S. patients are concerned about the digital age.  Nearly 70 percent of those who responded to the report say they are concerned about health data via their smart phones and 78 percent are concerned about medical data security in general, PwC’s report shows.  Read Original Content

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

Medical Second Opinion, an online healthcare, has launched its new mobile health application. The health and fitness App is a comprehensive platform through which patients can consult, track and manage their symptoms with their healthcare provider and doctors on the go, or from home using any smartphone, or computer.  Read Original Content

Three million patients around the world were using connected home medical monitoring devices in late 2013, but this number will jump to 19.1 million by 2018, according to a report from research firm Berg Insight. Remote patient monitoring revenues reached $5.8 billion in 2013 and are expected to grow to $26.4 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

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