Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 25, 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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Walgreens and WebMD are set to launch Your Digital Health Advisor, a personal wellness smartphone app that integrates Walgreens Balance Rewards into the program. The program offers behavior tracking and supports third-party data from devices like wireless scales and glucometers.  Read Original Content

A new form of mobile health technology is being prepared to change the very core processes and nature of the way blood donations are collected in Ghana. The MoJa app has proved itself to be very promising as it incentivizes blood donations by offering free access to qualified medical practitioners through virtual clinics and even live chats.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry is forging ahead on its mobile healthcare strategy, debuting the newest generation of its healthcare data hub HBox, developed by NantHealth, which promises to boost diagnostic and treatment efforts.  Read Original Content

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“Do-it-yourself healthcare,” including mobile apps and consumer medical devices, is set to be the top healthcare trend of 2015, according to research and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Read Original Content

The 29 billion dollar remote patient monitoring market will grow, in part, because they fit the Baby Boomer generation that will be among the user base, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information. Read Original Content

The FDA announced it has given the green light for the marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that will enable diabetes patients to securely and accurately share information regarding their glucose levels with their doctors in real time by giving their caregivers remote access to the data.  Read Original Content

According to a report by iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. patient monitoring market is projected to grow to over $5 billion by 2020, due to the most notable expansion within the telehealth market.  Read Original Content

A new report by Berg Insight shows that 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

The Michigan Department of Community Health and CNSI has announced the launch of an interactive Medicaid mobile health app, myHealthButton, and online portal, myHealthPortal, designed to promote connectivity between patients and providers.  Read Original Content

Accenture's 2015 Digital Consumer Survey polled 24,000 consumers in 24 countries from communications, media and technology companies. It found 39 percent of consumers plan to buy a wearable health device by 2020.  Read Original Content

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