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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 20, 2013

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 a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global mHealth market is expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2018 from $1.3 billion in 2012 at an annual rate of 41.5 percent from 2012 to 2018. Read Original Content

In 2012 the mHealth sector saw venture capital investments reach $907.7 million, with Q3 and Q4 seeing significantly lower financing than the first two quarters, according to a report released by Mobile Health Market News. Read Original Content

According to the results of the 2nd Annual HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey released in December, the percent of clinicians using apps to actively engage in direct patient care has grown in the past year in several key areas. Read Original Content

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A newly released report by Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions projects telehealth tools, home health monitoring devices, smartphones and tablets, and videoconferencing will expand the reach of physicians into a patient’s everyday life, resulting in $305 billion in savings due to reduced travel time, better logistics, improved communications, and faster decision making. Read Original Content

About 2.8 million patients were remotely monitored worldwide at the end of 2012, using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity, according to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight. Read Original Content

A CDW survey of 152 healthcare providers who use tablets on a regular basis for clinical work indicates iPads and Kindle Fires make physicians happier, more mobile, and more productive. Read Original Content

Berg Insight forecasts the number of home monitoring systems with integrated communication capabilities will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.9 percent between 2011 and 2017 to reach 9.4 million connections worldwide. Read Original Content

Last year healthcare providers remotely monitored about 308,000 patients worldwide for congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension and mental health conditions, according to a recent report from InMedica. By 2017 that number should spike to 1.8 million patients, the research firm predicts. Read Original Content

Business market intelligence company Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., just released a report indicating worldwide sales for mobile health technologies and services will reach $10.2 billion by 2018, up from $1.3 billion in 2013. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research, remote patient monitoring increased 22.2 percent based on the number of patients between 2010 and 2011. Read Original Content Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC 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.