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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 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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In 2018 the most important industry vertical for machine-to-machine communications will be healthcare, generating M2M revenues of $7.9 billion, predicts market research firm Ovum. Read Original Content

According to Research2Guidance by the end of 2017, the total mHealth market revenue will have grown by 61 percent compound annual growth rate to reach a multi-billion dollar level. Read Original Content

Mobile healthcare holds great promise for the world's most populous country. By 2017 China, which is home to more than 1.3 billion people, is predicted to be the second largest mHealth market after the United States. Read Original Content

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Telemedicine push-to-talk dedicated device and software markets, which were at $214 million in 2012, are anticipated to reach $4.4 billion by 2019, according to a report from WinterGreen Research. Read Original Content

According to Allied Market Research 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

The Consumer Electronics Association has announced the results of a new report which predicts more than a 142 percent increase in personal health and wellness product sales and software and service revenues over the next five years. Read Original Content

WellDoc, which sells a type 2 diabetes interactive management program on a mobile device, raised $20 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Windham Venture Partners. Read Original Content

A new report, Wireless Electronic Health Records: Technologies and Global Markets, predicts the global market for wireless EHRs to grow to nearly $23.5 billion by 2018, with a five year compounded annual growth rate of 16.1 percent from 2013 through 2018. Read Original Content

The global telemedicine market, which stood at $14.2 billion in 2012, will have a compound annual growth rate of 18.5 percent through 2018, according to a report by Research and Markets. Read Original Content

IMS Health launched a new app store at HIMSS’s mHealth Summit 2013. The app store will not only let physicians and healthcare providers prescribe apps for their patients, but also send the app directly to their patients via secure email and SMS text. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
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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.