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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 6, 2013

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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With the increased productivity mobile devices offer the healthcare industry, a new report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions estimates the industry will save $305 billion over the next 10 years. Read Original Content

The Federal Communications Commission is putting $400 million toward improving the nation's telemedicine infrastructure, the commission announced Monday. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "mHealth Market-Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global mHealth market is expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2018 from $1.3 billion in 2012 at an annual rate of 41.5 percent from 2012 to 2018. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

One of the world's largest organizations for mobile operators has launched a global campaign to combat diabetes through the use of mHealth solutions, targeting a chronic disease that affects some 371 million people around the globe. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Mobile Health Application market to grow at an annual rate of 40.4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is increasing adoption of smartphones and social networking sites. Read Original Content
The market for wearable mobile health devices continues to expand largely due to improved connectivity and advanced sensing technology. As such, ABI Research estimates shipments of devices by the end of this year will be up 37 percent from 2011 with close to 30 million units sold. Read Original Content

According to health tech accelerator Rock Health, investors poured $1.4 billion into digital health companies last year, which is up 45 percent from 2011. Read Original Content

A slew of new devices leveraging improved connectivity to mobile handsets have fueled strong growth for wearable wireless mHealth devices in 2012. By the end of the year, nearly 30 million devices will have shipped, up 37 percent on 2011 shipments, according to ABI Research. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research, remote patient monitoring increased 22.2 percent based on the number of patients between 2010 and 2011. Read Original Content

The research and market intelligence firm Global Information has come up with a research report that predicts the $2.5 billion markets for Telehealth servers and equipment will experience substantial growth in the upcoming years. 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 SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.