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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 12, 2014

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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Less than half of mental health clinicians use specialized software in their offices, but 73 percent said they would be interested in using mobile health applications, according to a recent Sigma Research Group survey.  Read Original Content

The University of Michigan is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in an effort to develop tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.  Read Original Content

Epic released the most important update to mobile health management and tracking by updating their MyChart app to sync with Apple’s Health App, enabling a Track my Health section.  Read Original Content

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The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $29.7 billion, up seven percent from last year, according to Kalorama Information.  Read Original Content

Preventice, an innovator in software solutions for remote patient care, and eCardio Diagnostics® LLC, a leading provider of remote cardiac monitoring products and services, announced a strategic combination of Preventice and eCardio to drive innovation and growth in remote monitoring systems and mobile health applications.  Read Original Content

A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar.  Read Original Content

Medtronic has developed a glucose monitoring system that will allow diabetic patients to monitor their glucose levels from their smartphone. Enabled by Bluetooth, this glucose monitoring system will allow diabetic patients to process glucose-levels data remotely by communicating directly with the user's smartphone.  Read Original Content

The Hospital Corporation of America, a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England, recently announced it would be acquiring PatientKeeper, one of the oldest mobile health software companies still in operation.  Read Original Content

The latest market estimate from market research firm Visiongain, which pegs mHealth, or medical mobile device, predicted sales will be at $6.7 billion by the end of this year. This would represent a considerable leap, given that estimates earlier this year for the entire fitness and health app market came in at $8 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are both ramping up for patient trials for Apple's HealthKit platform in iOS 8, and they're working with medical device makers to link health data into HealthKit so it can be transmitted to doctors.  Read Original Content

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