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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 5, 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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The global mobile health market is estimated to reach $58.8 billion by the end of 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 32.3 percent between 2013 and 2020.  Read Original Content

Smartphone user penetration will be the main driver for the mobile health uptake, with mHealth applications tailored specifically for smartphones or tablets and will be native rather than Web-based applications, according a report from Research2guidance. Read Original Content

According to Markets and Markets the global mobile healthcare market is estimated at $6.336 million in 2013 and is poised to reach $20.683 million by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 26.7 percent. Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

Consumer interest in purchasing dedicated wearable fitness devices in the next 12 months quadrupled to 13 percent in 2013, from just three percent in 2012, making it the largest year-over-year increase for any category of fitness device, according to new research announced by the Consumer Electronics Association. Read Original Content

Healthline now has a free downloadable app that provides expert health advice and information from Healthline, complementing the Healthline telephone advice service. Read Original Content
Mobile solutions such as MediSafe's virtual pillbox can help save the U.S. more than $23 billion a year by controlling chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the consulting firm Accenture. Read Original Content

Canadian surgeons have collaborated with a South African hospital to successfully develop an iPad app for capturing trauma patient data in a low medical resource environment, according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study. Read Original Content

The "Doctor on Demand" app, which has been introduced launched in 15 states, allows patients to skip the traditional visit to the doctor's office for a video chat instead. The app also allows you to send the doctor hi-res photos of the symptoms you’re describing. The physicians can then offer a diagnosis, prescribe you any non-controlled substance, or recommend you see a doctor in person. Read Original Content

Totaling $14.2 billion in 2012, the global telemedicine market is poised to grow by as much as 18 percent by 2018, according to a recent report from Research and Markets. Read Original Content

RNCOS Business Consultancy Services has released a report predicting 18.5 percent annual growth in telehealth worldwide through 2018. The U.S. will outpace the rest of the world. Forbes contributor Bruce Japsen recently interviewed an analyst at another market research firm, IHS, who predicts the U.S. telehealth market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018 from $240 million today, an annual growth rate of 56 percent. 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 digital transformation 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.