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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 10, 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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According to Pew Research Internet Project’s Mobile Health Survey in 2012, more than half of smartphone users gather health information on their phones, and Manhattan Research Cybercitizen Health’s survey last year found 38 percent of online smartphone users agree that the device is “essential” for finding health and medical info.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Navy has jumped into the mobile health app market with the recent launch of its Anatomy Study Guide App that aims to help aspiring medical students.  The Navy’s ad agency, Lowe Campell Ewald, designed the app “that will serve as a relevant tool to help students with their studies and remind them that the U.S. Navy supports their goals.”  Read Original Content

To improve the delivery of healthcare services through the use of video, Stat Doctors has developed a mobile app called eVisits. The app provides the same features as a computer application and links members with board-certified ER physicians for on-demand treatment of minor illnesses and common medical conditions.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Mental issues, allergies and heartburn are among the top ten health conditions of interest to mobile users, according to an analysis of online impressions from PageScience, the leading source for cookieless, page-level targeting. Cancer and weight loss are the leading subjects for PC users, the report found.  Read Original Content

Berg Insight estimates the number of patients using connected home medical monitoring devices will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 44.4 percent to reach 19.1 million by 2018.  Read Original Content
The global patient monitoring devices market is expected to reach approximately $24 billion by 2019 growing at a compound annual growth rate of around eight percent. North America commands the largest share and is expected to register a healthy market share by 2019.  Read Original Content

The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 was introduced in July by U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA.) and Gregg Harper (R-MS). If passed into law, the expansion of telehealth services, including Medicare-reimbursed video conferencing, would come in three phases over four years, beginning in counties with populations of less than 50,000. Read Original Content

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have introduced a bill that could help open the door to a new model of health care. This Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2014 would expand the use of remote patient monitoring for Medicare beneficiaries and for women with high-risk pregnancies in Medicaid programs.  Read Original Content 

Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas took a giant leap into the future with its new telemedicine ICU system. The new system works like “medical Skype” with a high-resolution camera and monitor in each of the 10 ICU patient rooms, keeping critical care doctors and nurses available 24/7.  Read Original Content

Connected devices and machine-to-machine technology, as well as mobile network advancements and emergence of low-cost smartphones will spur mobile healthcare market growth, according to Visiongain's latest market forecast.  The market research firm predicts the mHealth market will reach a $6.7 billion valuation by the end of 2014.  Read Original Content

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