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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 9, 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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Archelon Enclosures, a leading manufacturer of iPad® and tablet enclosures for the retail, hospitality and healthcare industries, has announced it will introduce the new iPad Air solution to the healthcare industry at HIMSS14, the HIMSS Annual Conference and Convention.  Read Original Content

Remote patient care just got a new friendly face with Honeywell HomMed's recently unveiled patient monitoring system, Genesis Touch v 2.1. The device features a one-touch video function that connects patients with up to 12 parties with an extremely simple interface, all on a tablet with a touchscreen.  Read Original Content

Research firm Signals and Systems Telecom forecasts the market for mobile health will reach nearly $9 billion this year, and will grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40 percent over the next six years.  Read Original Content

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Although there’s little hardcore evidence that mobile health technology will dramatically reduce U.S. healthcare costs, several thought leaders are optimistic.  Eric Topol, MD, pointed to inexpensive iPhone adds-ons that can serve as EKG monitors, and a mobile ultrasound device about the size of a smartphone that scans a patient’s heart chambers. Read Original Content

The Cardiophone is a real-time ECG recording device first put to the test last September, when 20 marathon runners wore it during a race. It has a SIM-like chip that connects to a satellite. Runners’ ECG data was transmitted and analyzed in real time throughout the race.  Read Original Content
Mobile health apps are gaining popularity as people try to manage their health using smartphones. These mobile health apps feature a wide range of functions, from letting individuals monitor their calorie intake to helping doctors view a patient’s X-rays remotely. In 2012, nearly 250 million smartphone users worldwide downloaded health apps.  Read Original Content

The promise of Google’s glucose-sensing contact lens is non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring: that rather than having to prick themselves with lancets several times a day, the nation’s 26 million people with diabetes could take their readings on their phone via passively collected tears.  Read Original Content

Malawian mothers and guardians of young children who live in villages far from health facilities are heaving a sigh of relief, after the introduction of a hotline through which they can access medical advice. VillageReach, a non-profit NGO, is running a program called Chipatala Cha Pa Foni which means Health Center by Phone.  Read Original Content

Dr. Yingying Chen has developed a new method of utilizing smartphones' multiple sensors in concert with easy-to-wear wristbands that passively monitor heart rate, activity and body temperature. The smartphone-enabled app has the potential to control healthcare costs by proactively improving health and preventing life-threatening, expensive emergencies.  Read Original Content

Vodafone Turkey has introduced a new mobile health service. Supported by a mobile app and dedicated website and call centre number, the service allows users to access a range of health information. They can access health coaching, wellness information and counseling at anytime over a free SMS service or by contacting a single number for the service.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.