Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 11, 2015

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 mHealth application market is estimated to be worth $6.4 billion in 2015, and more than double that in 2016 ($13.5 billion), up from $4 billion in 2014, according to MHealthEconomics.com.  Read Original Content

The Michigan Department of Community Health recently announced the launch of an interactive Medicaid mobile health app, myHealthButton, and online portal, myHealthPortal, designed to promote connectivity between patients and providers.  These applications allow patients to access their medical information remotely.  Read Original Content

Walgreens is tapping a Qualcomm wireless health platform to launch a mobile and web-based health care initiative.  The partnership effort, which also involves Novartis, involves Walgreens using the 2net Platform to integrate health data via medical devices and apps into its network of apps and services.  Read Original Content

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Under Armour released a new service for Android and iOS devices called UA Record.
The app, which is free to download from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store, aims to be an all-encompassing health and fitness service. It lets users track their activity from a smartphone or third-party fitness band.  Read Original Content

The industry for patient monitoring technologies in the U.S. is growing so rapidly that it’s set to hit $5 billion by 2020, according to iData Research.  Read Original Content


Designed to help people collect information about their symptoms, as well as connect them with doctors and specialists qualified to treat them, Sharecare’s new AskMD app will help Cricket Wireless customers get organized around their health, enabling them to have more productive doctor visits and ultimately get better.  Read Original Content

Text messages can help keep teen diabetics engaged in healthcare issues and treatment, according to a new study published in the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Spectrum.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry and NantHealth are working together to create the second generation of NantHealth’s HBox, a portable device that captures and transmits secure medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital. It will use technology from QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of BlackBerry.  Read Original Content

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

More than one-third of physicians have recommended the use of mobile health apps to their patients in the past year, according to a recent Manhattan Research survey.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.