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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 20, 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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A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity, Inc has found that while 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent share data and insights with their doctors.  Read Original Content

A recent freedom of information request submitted to NHS trusts across England highlighted that, despite the pledge to create a "paperless NHS" by 2018, two-thirds of nurses and medical staff continue to rely on handwritten notes and corridor conversations to communicate vital patient information.  Read Original Content

Burgeoning technology in health care is making waves throughout the sector and could create more than $100 billion in economic displacement among providers, according to a study released Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Read Original Content

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iHealth Lab out of Mountain View, California, has announced the release of its FDA-approved Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System -- a portable Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor that allows people to take a reading and have the results sync automatically to an iOS or Android device and stored in the cloud.  Read Original Content

Investment in mobile health is booming, and so are the exit opportunities in the mHealth sector.  Earlier this week, Seattle-based startup Mindbloom, which develops healthy-living mobile applications, was bought by Denver’s fast-growing health-tech company Welltok.  Read Original Content
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed an electronic tattoo that can be printed straight on to the body to track patients' symptoms – measuring heart rate and temperature, strain and hydration – and then beam the information back to your doctor.  Read Original Content

The market for technologies and applications for remote patient monitoring reached $10.6 billion in 2012, up from $8.9 billion in 2011, according to a new report.  Read Original Content

The free Breeze app, launching on the iPhone 5S, tracks your steps all day and alerts you to simple ways to live a healthier life. Since the app has access to your activity data and location, it can offer up some useful insights throughout the day to encourage you to move more.  Read Original Content

In the absence of research on the impact of mobile technologies on health outcomes, doctors are not convinced consumers can change health behavior or improve disease management though their use of apps. Due to this reluctance on the part of physicians to embrace mHealth, consumers are cutting out medical professionals.  Read Original Content

The U.S. market for wireless patient monitoring systems already has gone from $3.9 billion in 2007 to $8.9 billion in 2011 and could double to $20 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

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