Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of March 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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Almost two-thirds of Americans are interested in using a mobile app to manage their health, according to a new survey of 1,015 American adults by Makovsky Health and Kelton.  Read Original Content

Millicom recently announced it has joined the GSMA’s cross-ecosystem Pan-African mHealth initiative, which is designed to connect people with the mobile industry and health services in eleven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the Tigo operations in Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania.  Read Original Content

According to a new PwC report, the number of medical providers using smartphones and tablets is increasing. For example, in 2010, about one in eight (12 percent) used mobile devices to check medical records. In 2014, the survey found that almost half (45 percent) do.  Read Original Content

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In a recent presentation, Manhattan Research Vice President of Research Monique Levy noted that of the 86 percent of the general population going online for health, half are mobile health users. Two thirds of people doing online searches use social media to seek health information, and one third communicate with doctors.  Read Original Content

Recently, Salesforce released the responses of its new “State of the Connected Patent”, which showed millennials prefer to engage with their doctors through the latest technology. The study found 60 percent of millennials support the use of telehealth options and 71 percent would like their doctor to use a mobile application.  Read Original Content

As Sprint gears up for the second class of its mobile health accelerator program in Kansas City, it’s added a clutch of hospital and health system partners. Johns Hopkins Medicine and Mercy Research & Development became accelerator partners, joining University of Kansas Medical Center and Providence Health and Services.  Read Original Content

The market for mobile health monitoring and diagnostics was worth $650 million in 2012, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The firm projects the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 43.3 percent from 2013 to 2019. That will put the market at $8 billion in 2019.  Read Original Content

A survey by Kryptiq, a developer of population health management solutions, found 76 percent of respondents "would organize and structure to meet chronic care management program requirements" within six months, while 92 percent said they would make that move within the year.  Read Original Content

In response to Mississippi’s low rankings in overall health, health care stakeholders in 2013 launched the Center for Telehealth program at the University of Mississippi. The program now remotely connects with 165 sites – covering 35 specialties such as psychiatry and premature infant care – and provides about 8,000 telemedicine visits per month.  Read Original Content

Apple's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals.  Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service - which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate - or are in talks to do so.  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.