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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 14, 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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For the fifth year, mainstay Epocrates retained its hold atop the medical reference category for smartphones and tablets in Manhattan Research's 2014 Taking the Pulse US survey.  Read Original Content

According to ReportLinker.com, patient monitoring systems with advanced features, especially wireless or remote capability, are among the fastest-growing medical devices. The aging population and the associated increases in diseases such as congestive heart disease and diabetes as well as the cost of treating those conditions, is driving sales of these devices.  Read Original Content

More than a third of U.S. physicians recommended a patient use a health app, according to the newest addition of Manhattan Research’s Taking the Pulse survey, which details physician mobile and digital health adoption each year. Read Original Content

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The structure of Medicare reimbursements is limiting the ability of accountable care organizations to engage in telemedicine, say the Alliance for Connected Care and a coalition of other telehealth advocate groups in a series of letters written to newly confirmed HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.  Read Original Content

The American Medical Association has approved a list of guiding principles for ensuring the “appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.”  The principles are meant to foster innovation in the use of telemedicine and promote improved care coordination and communication with medical homes.  Read Original Content
Google reportedly is preparing to re-enter the personal health market with the release of a health data aggregation service called Google Fit.  According to Forbes, Google will launch the service at the Google I/O developer conference, which runs June 25 and 26.  Read Original Content

Since 2013, 500 patients from southwest Santiago, Chile who have had heart surgery or suffer from a heart condition or diabetes have continued their treatment from their homes thanks to Virtual Hospital, which is carried out by Accuhealth, a company that provides services for the Ministry of Health and private clinics.  Read Original Content

FierceMobileHealthcare has reported the Mayo Clinic is teaming up with Apple on the vendor's HealthKit, a virtual service framework fostering data sharing between patients and medical professionals, third-party devices such as Nike's FuelBand and medical institutions.  Read Original Content

Apple will be working closely with the Food and Drug Administration on future products related to the health industry, according to the government. Apple said it may have a “moral obligation” to do more with health-related sensors on mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is attracting the health care industry. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is deploying 2,000 of these tablets, which will run the organization's Convergence application and, according to a senior director at Microsoft, give doctors "quick access to the most important information they need about every patient.”  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.