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Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of March 2, 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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Monitoring services is expected to remain the fastest growing mobile health market segment, according to a study by Grand View Research, Inc. The study found monitoring services market revenue reached of $1,227.5 million in 2012 with an estimated compound annual growth rate of 49 percent from 2014 to 2020.  Read Original Content

Samsung has been developing its own mobile health technology. But to help entrepreneurs get their own mobile health projects off the ground, the company is partnering with the University of California San Francisco to create the UCSF-Samsung Digital Health Innovation Lab.  Read Original Content

Nearly 70 percent of surveyed health care leaders say that clinicians at their organization use mobile technology to view patient data, according to a new survey from HIMSS Analytics.  Read Original Content

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Microsoft has announced the release of its Bing Health & Fitness Windows Phone app. Launched as a beta version through the Windows Phone app store, it represents a milestone in Microsoft's targeting of the exploding health and fitness market.  Read Original Content

The mHealth Regulatory Coalition says a proposed law to eliminate oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on mobile healthcare software poses serious risks to patients and Congress must play a key role in ensuring FDA guidance on mobile applications.  Read Original Content
According to an HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey of health care I.T. and clinical personnel, 59 percent of respondents have a mobile technology plan, while 29 percent are developing one; clinicians are most likely to use technology to support patient care by either looking up patient information or looking up non-personal health information.  Read Original Content

Surrey University researchers have launched eSMART, an initiative that remotely monitors patients who are undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast, bowel and blood cancers.  The system allows patients to report the side effects from their chemotherapy via a mobile phone.  Read Original Content

Verizon has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to run the company’s remote health-monitoring technology on the iOS mobile operating system run by Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads.  Read Original Content

Sensiotec, a company out of Atlanta, Georgia, manufactures under-the-mattress sensors that detect the heart rate, respiration rate, and movement of patients. The remote patient monitoring technology also comes with matching bedside display units and nurse station monitors.  Read Original Content

A startup called Perminova is developing a necklace for clinical use that can track a number of vital signs including thoracic fluid levels, an early predictor of congestive heart failure that isn’t currently monitored by most connected sensors. Read Original Content

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