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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 12, 2012

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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Both the telehealth and mobile health markets are expected to increase dramatically over the next few years, according to market researcher GlobalData. The firm expects the industry to grow from a 2011 valuation of $13.2 billion to $32.5 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

The U.S. market for “advanced” wireless patient monitoring systems more than doubled in a four-year period, from $3.9 billion in 2007 to $8.9 billion in 2011 – at an annual rate of nearly 23 percent – according to a new report from Kalorama Information. Read Original Content

According to a study by Verasoni, the top 150 health-related apps have been downloaded more than 67.5 million times onto iPhones, and more than 59.1 million times onto Android devices. Among these 150 apps, the most popular are related to weight loss. Read Original Content

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A Vitera Healthcare survey shows that nine of ten doctors would like to be able to use an electronic health record on their mobile devices. In a survey of 240 Vitera customers, most of them office-based physicians, 72 percent said they used mobile devices in healthcare. Read Original Content. Read Original Content

Ford has integrated IMS Health's Allergy Alert app into its Sync AppLink software to allow drivers with an iPhone or iPad to track pollen counts on the road. Read Original Content


According to research by Pew, 88 percent of Americans have a cellphone and about half of those are smartphones. Only 10 percent of Americans have downloaded health-related apps on those devices, a figure that’s remained stable since 2010. Read Original Content

Health monitoring for seniors will bring 36 million wearable health monitors to market by 2017, an increase from 3 million in 2011, according to an ABI Research report. Read Original Content

A new Mitchell Poll shows that half of Baby Boomers who own smartphones will buy medical related mobile apps, especially when recommended by a doctor. Read Original Content

In a pilot that will be closely watched by healthcare providers, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems is letting consumers use their smartphones to schedule appointments at its retail clinics in Denver and Chicago. To use the new scheduling service, patients must first download the free iTriage app for iPhones and Android devices. Read Original Content

The latest research reveals the global mHealth market was worth $1.2 billion in 2011, but will surge in value to $11.8 billion by 2018 at an impressive compound annual growth rate of 39 percent. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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