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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 4, 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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According to the Nielsen Company, as of June 2012, smartphones accounted for more than half of all mobile phones in the U.S., up from less than one-quarter in early 2010. By 2015, it is estimated that 500 million smartphone users will have medical apps on their devices. Read Original Content

In April 2012 there were 13,600 health apps, and by 2016 mHealth apps for patient monitoring are expected to be a $20 billion industry. As many as 90 percent of clinicians are expected to be using smartphones as clinical tools by the end of 2012. Read Original Content

The global mobile health market is expected to grow at the compounded annual growth rate of 24 percent over the next few years. Some of the key factors contributing toward this growth are the rising trend of remote patient monitoring and the emergence of a number of innovative products like smartphones. Read Original Content

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Honeywell has launched a rugged mobile phone called the Dolphin 70e Black to allow healthcare and retail workers to identify and capture data. Read Original Content

A new report from Juniper Research has valued the next-gen wearable devices market, including smart glasses, to be worth more than $1.5 billion by 2014, up from just $800 million this year. These revenues will be largely driven by consumer spending on fitness, multi-functional devices, and healthcare. Read Original Content

Mobile health company AirStrip Technologies filed a lawsuit this week against mVisum over recently issued patents for remote patient data monitoring on iPhones, iPads and other smartphones. Read Original Content


Healthcare market research Kalorama Information predicts the remote and wireless patient monitoring market will grow from $6 billion in 2011 to more than $18 billion by 2014, continuously driven by diversity of products available, number of health conditions that require monitoring, and growing demand for compact portable monitoring products. Read Original Content

The Journal of Medical Internet Research has found the availability of electronic health and mobile health services plays a major role in the delivery of public health services around the world. Read Original Content

In the latest attempt to get consumers to embrace personal health records, health insurer Aetna is making its MyActiveHealth PHR portal with the mobile iTriage app. Read Original Content

An online survey of medical students and junior doctors in the U.K. indicates widespread use of smartphones and medical related apps. According to the survey results, published n journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 79 percent of medical students and 74.8 percent of junior doctors owned a smartphone, with 56.6 percent of students and 68.4 percent of doctors owning an iPhone. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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