Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 18, 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.

Also read Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

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

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.  NantHealth describes HBox as a supercomputer providing a genomic signal that "interrogates" shares data with a patient's physician.  Read Original Content

Under Armour has released a new service for Android and iOS devices called UA Record, which Under Armour pitches as a tool to simplify the monitoring of personal health data with fitness activity tracking tools and a side dish of social networking and community support.  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

Qualcomm has said it intends to partner with Novartis Pharmaceuticals to create an investment company with up to $100 million to put into startups working in mobile health care and other “beyond the pill” technologies.  Read Original Content

“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

“Europeans are increasingly using mobile devices to monitor their health and connect with healthcare professionals,” said a European commission survey. “But barriers remain to fully unlock the potential of mobile healthcare or ‘mHealth’.  Read Original Content

Innovators should be encouraged as a recent report from Kalorama Information says there is room for new companies in remote patient monitoring.  Although the top twenty-five companies in remote patient monitoring systems have two-thirds of the share, the remainder is still over $9 billion.  Read Original Content

Patient monitoring devices are driving a market that's expected to reach more than $5 billion by 2020. An iData Research report indicates that over the next five years, market growth will be spurred by double-digit growth in telehealth.  Read Original Content

InfoBionic, a company that helps doctors identify arrhythmias through its remote monitoring device, Mome Kardia, has raised the second tranche of a $17 million Series B round to commercialize the device following the initial fundraise in April.  Read Original Content

Representatives Mike Thompson and Glenn Thompson are set to announce a new telehealth bill soon. Like some of Mike Thompson’s previous telehealth efforts, the bill seeks to amend the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, the law that has long limited government-reimbursed telemedicine to rural areas and specific use cases.  Read Original Content

Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
***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.