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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 7, 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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Global market revenue for mobile health technology is expected to reach $26 billion by 2017, according to a new report from mobile industry analyst firm research2guidance. Read Original Content

Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, two founders of RIM have set up a $97 million fund to back start-ups, with a likely impact on the mobile health market. Read Original Content

Military health care providers now have a mobile application to help keep them productive and emotionally healthy as they cope with burnout and compassion fatigue. Read Original Content

Webalo offers easy, fast, affordable enterprise mobility technology that can give employees productivity-enhancing, individualized mobile access to the enterprise data and tasks they rely on 100x faster than traditional mobile application development and at a fraction of the cost.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo.

According to recent reports, the use of telemedicine has emerged as an important strategy in dealing with patients suffering from high blood pressure and has proved beneficial in making positive changes to lifestyle. Read Original Content

All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Raipur city, India and India’s Central Reserve Police Force have officially launched a telemedicine unit in Chhattisgarh state in Central India to provide medical consultation to patients including civilians. Read Original Content
AT&T and Autism Speaks plan to hold a hackathon to encourage developers to build apps that help autistic people and raise awareness for the condition. Read Original Content

A new smart phone app that helps patients manage heart disease and stay out of the hospital has been developed by a team led by a Rutgers–Camden nursing student. Read Original Content

DoctorBase.com, the innovators of “mHealth-as-a-Service” has surpassed three million patients and more than 9,000 healthcare providers on its platform. Read Original Content

The Missouri Senate has approved legislation that requires insurance companies to cover medical services provided electronically if they cover the same service provided in person. Read Original Content

Nearly two years after first setting out its planned approach to the regulation of medical smartphone apps, the FDA said last week final guidance will be ready “in coming weeks” Read Original Content

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