Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 15, 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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Figure1 is a new photo-sharing app through which healthcare professionals can share photographs and information about their patients for both learning and diagnosis purposes.  It enables users to take an image, remove any identifying information, and upload the image for feedback from the community of healthcare users accessing the app.  Read Original Content

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found smartphone applications and wearable devices are actually quite accurate in tracking step counts. "Data from smartphones were only slightly different than observed step counts, but could be higher or lower," wrote the authors of the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Read Original Content

About 50 percent of global health care executives believe that within five years mobile health will allow patients to be more proactive participants in their own care, according to a survey by The Economist's "Intelligence Unit," EHR Intelligence reports.  Read Original Content

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Garmin has announced a strategic partnership with Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research to integrate Garmin’s vívofit activity tracker with Medidata’s Clinical Cloud platform.  Read Original Content

Physicians and medical practitioners may be excited about mobile health devices and apps, but they're far from ditching longstanding healthcare strategies in favor of wearables--with many citing a lack of validation that data collection is secure and the devices in play are working as expected.  Read Original Content

According to a recent survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit, 64 percent of executives said the ability of new mobile technologies and services to provide greater patient access to medical information “could dramatically improve health outcomes.”  Read Original Content

Roche has become the latest pharmaceutical company to join the connected health party at Qualcomm Life — in this case to do remote patient monitoring. The goal of the strategic collaboration is to generate big data insights on patients’ condition to reduce complications from chronic conditions, according to a company statement.  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

The Scripps Translational Science Institute has received a grant from the US Agency for International Development to create a program that will use health sensors to improve the health outcomes of Ebola patients. The program is called STAMP2, short for Sensor Technology and Analytics to Monitor, Predict and Protect Ebola Patients.  Read Original Content

Dexcom, is reportedly developing a blood glucose monitoring app for the upcoming Apple Watch. The news comes weeks after the FDA eased restrictions on companion apps designed to work with medical devices. The smart watch app will display graphs of actual readings obtained by a continuous glucose-monitoring device.  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.