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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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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A recent survey by Deloitte found that 43 percent of doctors use smartphones or tablets for clinical purposes, which the firm suggested included EHR access, e-prescribing, and physician-to-physician communication. The study polled 613 physicians in the United States. Read Original Content

More than 40 million additional patients could be treated in Brazil and Mexico in 2017 through the adoption of mobile health services, according to a new report from the GSMA. Read Original Content

A new, free iPad application developed at UCLA helps women navigate through the sometimes confusing process of selecting a birth control method using medically accurate information. The easy-to-use app highlights the most effective types of birth control and reveals potential side effects and risks associated with each option. Read Original Content

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ON World’s report, “Mobile Sensing: Sports and Fitness 2013″ on mobile sensing reports 500 million mobile fitness and health sensors will ship in 2017. Two-thirds of these will be for activity tracking. Read Original Content

Nephosity, a San Francisco-based startup, has joined the swelling ranks of companies to receive Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for a mobile medical imaging app. Read Original Content
Saraphi Hospital and Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand have developed an mhealth app designed to provide users with a survey that will allow those health organizations to gather and digitize medical data from the residents of the district. Read Original Content

An iPad app developed by Child & Family Training enables health and social care professionals working with children to survey, explore and quantify almost any experience or symptom. Read Original Content

Health insurance provider Discovery Health launched the first electronic health-record application of its kind in South Africa last year, called HealthID, which is currently available on the Apple iPad and will be Android compatible this year. The electronic health record is at the heart of the application and stores valuable clinical information derived from claims data and pathology laboratories. Read Original Content

Apple, first with the iPhone and then the iPad, has "accidentally" revolutionized healthcare, so argues a blog post on The Motley Fool financial website. Although it was not Steve Job's intention, argues the author, doctors and other health-care professionals are using Apple's devices in groundbreaking ways. Read Original Content

Changing disease profiles, increased adoption of smartphones, advancements in mobile technology, and greater focus on health and wellness are laying concrete foundation for mHealth in India. Currently, there are more than 20 initiatives for mHealth in the country. This number is set to grow as India has a robust mobile technology infrastructure in place and saw the launch of 4G in 2012. Read Original Content

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