Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 8, 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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Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.  Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service.  Read Original Content

Seventy-nine of the 144 respondents from a new survey conducted by The Economist said the main role of mobile health right now is providing education and information, a big jump from the next most popular answer. Thirty-six percent saw improving the quality of communication between doctors and patients as the main role.  Read Original Content

Fifty-one percent of healthcare executives find data privacy is the biggest barrier to mHealth adoption, according to a survey of 144 executives and managers in the healthcare industry in 23 countries published by The Economist Intelligence Unit.  Read Original Content

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According to a report by Lux Research, the mobile health market will grow from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, an eightfold increase.  Read Original Content

Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., and Roche, a leader in point-of-care diagnostics, have entered into a strategic partnership to improve remote patient monitoring and management of chronic disease patients. Together, the companies aim to advance chronic care management using connected therapy.  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 25 companies in remote patient monitoring systems have two-thirds of the shares, the remainder is still over $9 billion. Read Original Content

A recent report from iData Research indicates the remote patient monitoring and telemedicine market will reach a size of $5 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

MediSafe has become the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smart watches. The app offers users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and provides the ability to record medication doses.  Read Original Content

Baltimore-based sports performance apparel maker Under Armour is buying MyFitnessPal, a health and fitness resource app, to create what it claims will be the largest global digital health community.  Read Original Content

Mobile apps geared toward helping HIV patients adhere to medication intake requirements can significantly boost medication adherence, according to a new report conducted by Avella Specialty Pharmacy.  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.