Friday, March 23, 2012

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 19, 2012

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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Float Mobile Learning has prepared a terrific infographic showing the prospects of mHealth services. This industry is set for a rapid growth, with all parties looking to cut costs and increase efficiencies. Read Original Content

Mobihealth predicts that the U.S. market for wireless home-based healthcare applications and services will become a $4.4 billion industry in 2013. Read Original Content

Eighty percent of doctors already use smartphones, tablets and mobile apps and 40 percent believe apps can reduce office visits, but it could take longer than we thought for mHealth to revolutionize health care. Read Original Content

Webalo technology eliminates the need for traditional mobile application development tools and custom programming to provide in hours, instead of weeks or months, mobile access to the specific enterprise data and functions that smartphone and tablet users rely on to do their jobs.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo,

Telemedicine is set to tackle the diabetes epidemic. Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center is partnering with American Well to streamline diabetes referrals, improve health data sharing, and get people healthier. Read Original Content

The global telehealth market is expected to more than double from about $11.6 billion in 2011 to about $27.3 billion in 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate of 18.6 percent over the next five years, according to a report by BCC Research. Read Original Content

Apple's iPad is increasingly finding use in health and medicine, with apps ranging from giving individuals instant access to a wealth of reference, educational and personal health information, to helping hospitals streamline their operations, reduce labor costs, improve efficiency, and helping health professionals with analysis and diagnosis. Read Original Content

Providing personal mobile computers to medical residents increases efficiency, reduces delays in patient care and enhances continuity of care, according to a research letter in the March 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Read Original Content

An excellent article in Health Data Management by Greg Gillespie gives some wonderful examples of the power of analytics to improve health outcomes, looking at data from some of the 2,000+ clinical trials that Cleveland Clinic is currently running. Read Original Content

Ericsson Research has created PocketHealth, a service platform that provides a single place where all of an individual’s health-related data, devices and applications can be accessed. Read Original Content

Many of the best-known mHealth initiatives are being developed in South Africa. With more than 24 percent of the global disease burden, but an average of only two doctors per 10,000 patients, the evolution of mHealth services in South Africa is enabling the drastic improvement of the healthcare infrastructure. Read Original Content

Eighty percent of American Internet users have looked for health information online while 10 percent of American adult cell phone users have signed up for a health app; yet 26 percent of mobile apps are used only once. Read Original Content

The power of mobile healthcare technology to save lives is not in the device – it’s in the cloud. Read Original Content

Boston Scientific has made a deal with Vodafone Global Enterprise to develop mobile health monitoring devices that remotely provide physicians with real-time information about patients’ cardiac health and other vital signs. Read Original Content

According to data revealed by Float Mobile Learning, 40 percent of doctors believe that using mobile health technologies such as apps that monitor fitness and eating habits can reduce the number of office visits needed by patients. Read Original Content

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