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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 24, 2013

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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Health Market Science announced it has launched Provider MasterFile, empowering businesses to connect with customers in entirely new ways. The Provider MasterFile app is built on master data from more than 7.5 million health care practitioners, 450,000 healthcare organizations and the affiliations between them. Read Original Content

Allied Market Research has announced the most comprehensive and strategically analyzed report titled "mHealth Market - Global Mobile Healthcare Industry Size, Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2020".  The study observed the global mHealth market was valued at $6.7 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach $8.3 billion by the end of 2013. Read Original Content

A report published by iHeed has shown mHealth and mobile health education can reduce the cost of frontline health worker training by 75 percent and rapidly increase the number of health workers via blended learning (i.e., leveraging visuals, video and audio), enhanced data collection and remote monitoring. With evidence showing paper-based health training is only mildly effective, especially in areas of low literacy, mHealth must be embraced to overcome literacy and geographical restraints.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

With venture capital firms currently investing record amounts in the healthcare space, mobile health entrepreneurs are keen to take advantage. As a result, next month's mHealth Summit Venture+ Forum may be the place to see many deals go down.  The mHealth Summit Venture+ Forum, an event linked to the December 8-11 HIMSS Media mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., is poised to highlight, and help connect, two trends: the growth of mobile venture capital and the anticipated boom in mHealth technology.  Read Original Content

The simple mobile phone is being used to provide a range of health services in some districts of Bihar, especially in maternal and childcare, an expert said in New Delhi. The “Ananya” program, run by BBC Media Action in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in eight districts of Bihar, aims to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health in the state. The program is targeting an audience of 27 million women of childbearing age through 200,000 community health workers.  Read Original Content
Few doctors make house calls, but remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies are eliminating the need anyway. Distant caregivers can now more easily check up on patients without the need for a visit to the doctor's office or hospital.  U.S. sales of RPM systems are expected to jump to $21.2 billion in 2017 from $10.6 billion in 2012, according to medical research firm Kalorama Information.  Read Original Content

eClinical Works is hiring 100 software developers as part of an effort to strengthen its patient engagement platform and population health solutions.  The company is investing $50 million to make that happen over the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Surveys indicate patients now expect their doctors to be more tech savvy – 90 percent of those with a chronic disease would accept a mobile app prescription from their doctor according to a survey by health communications firm Digitas Health – those who incorporate mobile apps into their practice are likely to see a bump in their patient satisfaction scores. Read Original Content

Though mobile mental health applications have the potential to be effective and may significantly improve treatment accessibility, the majority of apps currently available lack scientific evidence demonstrating their efficacy, finds a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Read Original Content

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