Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 29, 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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According to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers report, 86 percent of clinicians believe mobile apps will become important to physicians for patient health management within the next five years.  Read Original Content

The National Health Service in the UK is taking steps to create a curated database of government-approved mobile health apps, starting in the area of mental health. NHS launched a library of five approved apps on its NHS Choices website, which gets 40 million visits per month, according to the NHS.  Read Original Content

A new SNS Research report estimates that in 2015 alone, the mHealth market will account for nearly $13 billion.  Read Original Content

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The Food and Drug Administration expects 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a health care application this year and that, by 2018, 50 percent of smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded mobile health applications.  Read Original Content

According to Research2guidance, a mobile market research firm. By 2017, it estimates, the market for such tools, known as mHealth apps, will be $26 billion.  Read Original Content

A one-year pilot project, which is being led by Eastern Health, will involve up to 700 patients and will focus on those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. Patients will be provided with computer tablets, pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs and weigh scales and nurses will remotely monitor them.  Read Original Content

Heidelberg University Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in all of Europe, is a perfect example of connected care working to improve women’s lives.  In partnership with SAP and abcmedien, the University Hospital developed an app to provide pregnant women all information needed along their pregnancy and beyond.  Read Original Content

Apple preceded the debut of its new line of connected watches by unveiling ResearchKit, a medical research platform that has demonstrated its powerful potential with the first five applications. The open-source ResearchKit and evolving HealthKit promise new ways for apps and researchers to gather sensor and health data.  Read Original Content

A Google patent for a wrist device aimed at killing cancer cells illustrates the search giant isn't backing off research and development of anti-cancer technology and disease treatment innovations, according to a Telegraph article.  Read Original Content

With UC San Francisco, Samsung recently established the UCSF-Samsung Digital Health Innovation Lab where researchers and technologists can trial new mobile health technologies. Samsung also released SDK’s for two new digital health platforms.  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.