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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of December 1, 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 medical device startup developing a way to take the pain out of blood glucose monitoring for diabetes has taken its pitch to Indiegogo. Quick’s iQuickIt Saliva Analyzer is a smartphone glucose meter to help monitor glucose levels in real-time. The idea is to improve adherence and help diabetics manage their condition more efficiently.  Read Original Content

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics recently reported Apple's U.S. iTunes store now carries over forty thousand health-related apps in English.  Read Original Content

An international website to test mobile health and wellness applications has been launched to boost the use of such apps, PMLive reports. The launch follows the release of a recent study by The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics that found many currently available health apps are underperforming. Read Original Content

The wearable technology market is exploding, remote patient monitoring capabilities are more advanced than ever before, and the number of health apps available for download recently reached 100,000, according to the British Medical Journal. As a result, many say a mobile health revolution is underway.  Read Original Content

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A report published by iHeed has shown mHealth and mobile health education can reduce the cost of frontline health worker training by 75 percent and rapidly increase the number of health workers via blended learning (i.e., leveraging visuals, video and audio), enhanced data collection and remote monitoring.  Read Original Content

Access to health services was an obstacle in rural Colorado until 2008, when the Colorado Telehealth Network was formed. Today, 201 facilities are connected to the broadband network that extends across Colorado's 104,000 square miles, and doctors are able to transmit X-ray results and other diagnostic tests to larger providers in a matter of minutes.  Read Original Content
U.S. sales of remote patient monitoring systems are expected to jump to $21.2 billion in 2017 from $10.6 billion in 2012, according to medical research firm Kalorama Information.  Read Original Content

Four health IT groups, including the American Telemedicine Association and Telecommunications Industry Association are calling on Congress concerning the HITECH Act.  In particular, they want remote monitoring devices for patients with chronic conditions to be able to transmit information directly to electronic health records.  Read Original Content

eClinicalWorks said it's investing another $50 million in its mobile health business unit, allowing the company to hire an additional 100 software developers. The electronic medical records firm launched the Health and Online Wellness Division in February and now they have 14 million patients using their patient engagement tools and more than five million messages are sent to patients monthly.  Read Original Content

The global medical device connectivity market is expected to be worth $33.5 billion by 2019, according to a new market report from Transparency Market Research.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.