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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 22, 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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Next month Gobiquity Mobile Health will introduce their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids™, the world’s first pediatric photo screening mobile health app used to screen a child’s eyes for refractive risk factors for amblyopia.  Read Original Content

Search engine giant Google will soon introduce Google Fit, a new mobile platform service to collect, aggregate and analyze data from wearable health fitness tracking products and healthcare apps, Forbes reports.  Read Original Content

The National Health Insurance Scheme of Nigeria says it will introduce the novel concept of Mobile Health Insurance to make registration and access to quality health care easy for Nigerians.  The concept for which a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed with an indigenous mobile financial institution would be first of its kind in the world.  Read Original Content

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Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and consistent need for high quality healthcare services through advanced telemedicine technologies are driving the telemedicine sector. In addition, certain healthcare reforms offer an opportunity to expand the telemedicine coverage through advanced telecommunication technology.  Read Original Content

Swift advances in technology devoted to fitness-tracking devices used by consumers are creating opportunities for physicians to tap that data to remotely monitor their patients. These pioneering efforts show how even medical laboratory testing functions might eventually be incorporated in these fitness tracking products.  Read Original Content
Not wanting to miss the consumer health data craze, WebMD has announced the launch of a new health portal that will wrap its physician-reviewed health information around biometric health data collected from all sorts of connected health devices.  The new hub, called Healthy Target, is now one of the three main sections of its iPhone app.  Read Original Content

BetterDoctor has announced its mobile health app is the first to integrate Medicare’s provider and payment data. The Medicare procedure and pricing data integration will help consumers make more informed decisions by providing a view to the most common procedures by over 800,000 providers.  Read Original Content

According to the "Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017" by research2guidance, the market for mHealth services has now entered the commercialization phase and will reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017.  Read Original Content

A new Google Glass application being cited as the first wearable health record enables medical staff to record patient consultations and surgeries with patient consent, according to a Reuters report.  Read Original Content

Health insurers' mobile apps are one small segment of a much larger mobile healthcare, or mHealth, market, which Grand View Research predicts will top $49 billion in revenue by 2020. Monitoring services are expected to be the faster growth mHealth segment.  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.