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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 18, 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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The pervasiveness of smartphones is helping to boost global mobile health market projections that the market will grow to $50 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

Forty percent of patients are willing to share mobile health data with their doctors, according to a new Mobiquity study.  Read Original Content

Voxiva, Inc. announced that more than one million users have enrolled in their evidence-based behavior change programs. Voxiva’s services leverage mobile phones to promote maternal & child health, adult health and wellness, smoking cessation and diabetes self-management.  Read Original Content

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Behavior-change techniques are not well represented in the marketing materials for top-rated physical-activity apps, according to a team of Penn State researchers.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Remote Patient Monitoring market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.44 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content
Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators have significantly lower risk of death and re-hospitalization if they are followed through an automatic, wireless remote monitoring system, a Yale clinical study has found.  Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Patient Monitoring Devices Market will reach $22,173.8 million by 2018 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent during the forecast period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

A Federal Trade Commission study revealed mobile health and fitness applications are sharing user data with third-party vendors. The data includes device use information, as well as personal health and fitness insight, according to Threat Post.  Read Original Content

Remote monitoring may improve clinical outcomes in patients with implanted cardiac devices, according to two studies presented at a recent Heart Rhythm Society meeting, MedPage Today reports.  Read Original Content

A new self-help tool has been developed by a team of psychologists, physicists, and developers, which uses augmented reality over a mobile health platform, with the goal of helping users treat their phobias and overcome their anxieties.  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.

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