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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 8, 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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Two in five physicians believe using mobile technology for communicating with patients can boost treatment outcomes, and just as many have increased use for that reason in the past year, according to a new study from Manhattan Research. Read Original Content

The worldwide market for mobile health applications, and the services that go with them, reached $2.4 billion in revenue in 2013 and will grow to $26 billion by the end of 2017, according to a recently released report from research2guidance, a German market research firm. Read Original Content

According to the global Remote Patient Monitoring market will grow at a CAGR of 15.44 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

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Apple has taken a tentative step into the mobile healthcare market with the introduction of HealthKit, a new software suite that lets developers access health data from a variety of applications to create a single health profile. Read Original Content

According to Research2Guidance, the mobile health app market will have produced $26 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, up from $2.4 billion so far. Read Original Content
According to a recently published report in 9to5Mac, Apple is testing software entitled “Healthbook ID”, that is slated to be included in iOS 8. The software will be designed to measure biorhythms, defined simply as the “rhythms of life”, which include vital body functions. Read Original Content

According to RNOCS the mobile health market, which stood at $14.2 billion in 2012, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.5 percent during 2012-2018. Read Original Content

A Manhattan Research survey finds more than 30 percent of physicians recommend mobile health apps to their patients. Read Original Content

A new mobile phone app is being developed that may help mental health professionals detect very early signs of depression or mania. The app, created and under investigation by a team at the University of Michigan, monitors speech patterns as people use their cell phones. Read Original Content

Gauss Surgical’s Triton Fluid Management System, which provides real time estimation of surgical blood loss, has received FDA approval. Triton enables physicians to accurately estimate intra-operative blood loss through the use of an iPad app. 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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