Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 1, 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

More than 80 percent of U.S. doctors surveyed use mobile apps or view professional content on mobile devices for work. That’s a significant increase over the numbers from around a year ago, according to a new MedData Group survey.  Read Original Content

As of 2014 there were more than 100,000 mobile health apps available on iOS and Android platforms, and total revenue from mobile health apps is expected to increase to $26 billion by the end of 2017, according to a research2guidance report.  Read Original Content

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According to a Manhattan Research survey, while many physicians recognize the potential of mobile health apps to improve patient care, they’re also uncertain as to which ones to recommend.  Read Original Content

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



The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights is working with The App Association to provide clearer and more accessible regulatory guidance relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules and address issues and concerns mHealth app developers are facing regarding federal oversight.  Read Original Content

China's mobile healthcare market is expected to see fast growth and hit 12.5 billion yuan ($2 billion) by 2017, according to a report released by China Medical Pharmaceutical Material Association at a press conference.  Read Original Content

MediSafe™, global medication management platform that reminds patients to take their medications via smartphones and tablets, announced it has raised a $6 million Series A Round led by Pitango Venture Capital.  Read Original Content

Kinnser Software recently rolled out a mobile application for the growing home health field that it says enables clinicians to complete documentation within the EMR, even without access to the web or cellular service.  Read Original Content

Roche and Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life recently announced an agreement to collaborate on remote patient monitoring applications using medical devices. The partnership aims to leverage connected therapy to improve the management of chronic diseases, increase patient engagement, and bring down healthcare-related costs.  Read Original Content

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