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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 25, 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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Panasonic Corporation and Jewish Home Lifecare have launched a pilot program, "Pathways to Health".  It uses Panasonic's home gateway solution to transform ordinary televisions into interactive remote healthcare management portals to monitor, query and communicate with patients.  Read Original Content

The new OM Biometric Smartwear shirt is a type of wearable technology that has the ability to act as a fitness monitor and can track breathing rate and volume, heart rate, movement intensity and the number of calories the wearer burns, among other tracking features.  Read Original Content

The worldwide market for mobile health applications, and the services that go with them, reached $2.4 billion in revenue in 2013 and will grow to $26 billion by the end of 2017, according to a recently released report from research2guidance.  Read Original Content

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Research2guidance surveyed mobile health app developers and examined those who had made significant revenue and those who hadn’t.   The apps that made revenue had some things in common: their revenue model is service-based, rather than based on paid downloads and they integrate with other databases or health tracking devices.  Read Original Content

Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators have significantly lower risk of death and re-hospitalization if they are followed through an automatic, wireless remote monitoring system, a Yale clinical study has found.  Read Original Content
Patients using the Boston Scientific Corp. LATITUDE Remote Patient Management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations than patients with LATITUDE-compatible devices that were not followed on the system, according to results from the PREDICt-RM study.  Read Original Content

"We know that readmission rates for cardiac patients are 12 to 15 percent nationally," said Janice Takeda, director of specialty programs at Memorial Hermann. "We've been able to get that down to 7.3 percent with our Cardiac Life program and to (as low as) 5 percent when we also use the monitor."  Read Original Content

June 12 is Demo Day. After three months of intense learning, creating, mentoring and collaborating, the 10 companies participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars will gather at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City to deliver their Demo Day presentations.  Read Original Content

In a sample of 808 apps from the Apple, Google, Windows, and BlackBerry app stores, 30.9 percent were fitness apps. The next largest categories were medical reference (16.6 percent) and wellness (15.5 percent).  Read Original Content

Privacy protections aren't keeping up with fitness-tracking apps and devices that collect personal health information and the developers who store and sell the lucrative data, The Washington Post reports.  "This is really, really a privacy nightmare," says Deborah Peel, the executive director of Patient Privacy Rights.  Read Original Content

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