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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 27, 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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Until now the number of birth registrations, especially in rural areas of Africa, remains low with only fifty percent of children being registered on average. SAP Africa has announced the launch of a new mobile application prototype that significantly simplifies the birth registration process in an easy, reliable fashion.  Read Original Content

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 of patients will share mobile health data and insights with their doctors.  Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global biometrics market in the health care industry to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32 percent between 2013-2018. One of the factors contributing to this market growth is the high adoption of biometrics by hospital managements.  Read Original Content

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According to a recent report from Research and Markets, the market scale of mobile health in China registered 2.21 billion in 2013, an increase of 18.8 percent over the previous year; it is projected that the market scale will exceed ten billion, reaching 19.05 billion by the end of 2018.  Read Original Content

This week the European Commission announced a consultation — similar to a public notice from the FDA in the United States — that asks digital health companies and others for help in identifying ways to encourage and regulate mobile health.  Read Original Content
Consumer-focused health technology companies raised $398 million from 103 investment deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.  Read Original Content

At least two-thirds of American doctors surveyed use mobile-health apps on the job. But about two-thirds also think a truly connected healthcare system in the U.S. is more than five years away—or won’t happen at all, according to MedData Group.  Read Original Content

The Mayo Clinic and a California startup have created a new mobile health app featuring a telemedicine service offering a personal health assistant, who can prescribe limited drugs via the phone, and access to personalized health information, electronic medical records and an automated symptom checker on a 24 x 7 basis.  Read Original Content

The cardiac monitors segment had the largest share in 2013 of the total patient monitoring devices market, whereas neuro monitoring devices segment will be the fastest growing segment by 2018.  Read Original Content

InfoBionic, a Lowell-based digital health company focused on patient monitoring for chronic disease management, announced it has closed the first round of a $17 million Series B funding, which was led by Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.  Read Original Content

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