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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 10, 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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The market for mobile health services has now entered the commercialization phase, according to a report by Research2guidance which predicts the market will reach $26 billion by 2017. Read Original Content

AT&T, a worldwide communications holding company, plans to launch its Mobile Health Solution that will automatically connect people in critical condition for emergency medical assistance. Read Original Content

According to a recent presentation at a Stanford Business forum, healthcare Real-Time Location Systems is an emerging market equaling $325 million worldwide, with an addressable market that is larger. Read Original Content

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Sixteen percent of U.S. adults who use smartphones and tablet computers access health applications regularly, according to a report released last week by communications firm Ruder Finn, MobiHealthNews reports. Read Original Content

Mobile healthcare in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa could help save as many as one million lives over the next five years, according to a new report from mobile industry organization GSMA in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read Original Content
The number of American patients remotely monitored at home is expected to grow six-fold by 2017 according to InMedica, a division of IMS Research. Read Original Content

By all industry accounts, interest in remote patient monitoring is expected to remain strong in the coming years, as hospital readmission penalties in the United States take effect in 2013, and as mHealth technologies become more pervasive in the care delivery system, according to a report from Berg Insights. Read Original Content

The Marshfield Clinic’s research facility has won a national competition for the best mobile-app to improve heart health. Users enter their body statistics and health habits. The app then keeps track of the person’s risk factors for things like heart disease and stroke – and its lets people keep track of their progress in reducing those risks. Read Original Content

Currently there are 97,000 mHealth applications in major app stores, 42 percent of them adhering to the paid business model.  With more and more traditional healthcare providers joining the mobile applications market, business models will broaden to include healthcare services, sensor, and advertising and drug sales revenues. Read Original Content

According to ByteMobile, on average 39 percent of mobile users who are using one or more mobile health applications are using a fitness app. Of all the mobile health related data traffic that operators facilitate, about 50 percent of it comes from personal fitness apps. Read Original Content

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