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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 9, 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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The global mobile health market is expected to reach $49 billion by 2020, according to a study by Grand View Research.  Read Original Content

The Phone Oximeter is a new smartphone device consisting of a software application and a non-invasive light sensor that attaches to a patient's finger and directs light waves through a patient's fingertip to measure blood oxygen levels. This innovation may help prevent maternal and fetal deaths around the world. Read Original Content

According to a white paper by One In Four Lives, national strategy for Telehealth could save the federal government about $4 billion and help rein in an unsustainable health budget.  Read Original Content

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Nearly 70 percent of surveyed health care leaders say clinicians at their organization use mobile technology to view patient data, according to a new survey from HIMSS Analytics.  Read Original Content

Technology company, Azoi, has announced Wello - an innovative health monitoring device uniquely embedded within a mobile phone case.  With just a few powerful sensors, Wello fits onto a smartphone and measures blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, lung functions and more.  Read Original Content
In the smart wearable devices market, the most popular device functionality is heart rate monitoring with close to 12 million devices shipped in 2013. These are primarily single function devices that communicate with nearby hubs such as smartphones or activity sports watches.  Read Original Content

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, finds a clear trend towards minimally invasive and remote controlled smart pills for diagnosis and therapy. Smart pills are widely used for gastrointestinal imaging too, replacing invasive endoscopes. Advancements in enabling technologies will widen smart pill applications.  Read Original Content

According to a 2012 study by Pew Internet Research, 80 percent of baby boomers use the Internet, and 46 percent use a smartphone and are familiar with downloading apps. Up to 84 percent of them are using that Internet access to search for information on healthcare. Read Original Content

According to a new infographic from Mobile Future, 95 million Americans use mobile devices as health tools, 40,000 medical apps are available for tablets and smartphones, and 42 percent of U.S. hospitals use digital health technology.  Read Original Content

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the creation of a task force that will consider ways to accelerate the adoption of health care technologies by leveraging broadband and other next-generation communications services.  Read Original Content

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