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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 22, 2012

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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Analyst forecasts estimate the potential value of the mHealth market will be $4.6 billion by 2014. Read Original Content

Azumio has acquired SkyHealth, the developer behind Fitness Buddy, the number-one ranked Health and Fitness paid app on iTunes, and Glucose Buddy, the most downloaded diabetes app in the world. Read Original Content

mHealth is taking the health care industry by storm, but "there are no rules to the game," said Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., founder and director at the Center for Connected Health in a recent interview. Mobile health is a "game changer," he added, but there is a lot of hype because there are a lot of people developing health apps just to "get rich quick." Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

There are going to be two mobile health markets, but investors may be challenged for some time to find a route to profit from either, despite revenue in the space that should double from about $718 million this year to $1.3 billion next year, according to Research2Guidance. Read Original Content


A recent article at Healthcare Collective takes the position – in asking the question, “What’s the Matter with Mobile Health Apps Today?” - that most mobile healthcare apps aren’t used, at least not beyond an initial download and trial, after which the apps are discarded as quickly as they were downloaded. Read Original Content

Vmersion-Health has released Gluco-Share, a mobile smart device application that connects people living with diabetes with their family and friends through a private and secure social media network. The Gluco-Share app is a free download available at the Apple iTunes store. Read Original Content

The mobile health software industry breathed a sigh of relief after President Obama signed new legislation that gave the FDA a green light to continue developing mHealth regulations. Read Original Content

The current regulations guiding the development of mHealth tools can be burdensome and unclear, according to a July 25 panel discussion at the 4th annual mHealth World Congress. Read Original Content

According to new digital health research from Parks Associates, nearly 30 percent of U.S. mobile phone users with a health condition are confident they would better manage their health problems if they had an easy-to-use health device/tool that tracks their progress. Read Original Content

Consumer smartphones and tablets have clearly hit home with physicians. According to recent research, 80 percent of physicians currently own tablet devices and 59 percent use mobile devices to run line-of-business applications. So how do health care providers embrace BYOD without compromising health data security? Read Original Content

Two issues near and dear to the hearts of mHealth enthusiasts – mobile app regulation and privacy and security – took center stage as the 4th Annual mHealth World Congress opened Wednesday afternoon in Boston. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. 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.