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Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of February 3, 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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Global telehealth market device revenues are expected to grow by 55 percent in 2013, according to the latest edition of Telehealth—An Analysis of Demand Dynamics, an annual report produced by InMedica, the technology research division of U.K.-based IMS Research. Read Original Content

A mere 17 percent of healthcare provider CIOs and senior IT executives believe mHealth will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, according to an independent research study commissioned by Level 3 Communications. Read Original Content

Despite all the hype and promise around mobile healthcare technologies, the scientific evidence supporting clinical efficacy of mobile health continues to fall short, according to two new papers in the journal PLOS Medicine. Read Original Content

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Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, according to a study by Kalorama Information. Read Original Content

AT&T has launched new cloud-based remote patient monitoring technology delivered as software-as-a-service from Ericsson, HealthTechZone recently reported. Read Original Content

Global remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices market is forecasted to reach $556.9 million by the year 2016 at the compounded annual growth rate of 10 percent during the forecasted period. Some of the major factors responsible for this growth are continuously increasing number of patients suffering from chronic disorders like cardiovascular illnesses and diabetes and increasing number of elderly population, as these patients often prefer house monitoring as it avoids travelling and waiting time. Read Original Content

According to a report from Transparency Market Research, the global m-health market could grow at a compound annual rate of almost 42pc between 2012 and 2018 to reach $10.2 billion. Read Original Content

As increasing numbers of patients trust their smartphones as much as their doctors and physicians adopt mobile technology at a similarly rapid pace, the $1.2 billion mobile health market is predicted to expand tenfold by 2018, bringing huge savings in productivity gains by decreasing hospital admissions, better managing chronic diseases, and reducing the time needed for communication and data retrieval. Read Original Content

Researchers at the University of Washington are collaborating with Seattle Children’s Hospital to devise a smartphone app to check the health of your lungs when you breathe out at your handset. Read Original Content

U.S. consumers are being offered a vast range of smartphone apps to track or manage health, but only a small number of people are using them, according to a survey by Pew Research. Read Original Content

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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.