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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 9, 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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The market for telemedicine systems and software is expected to increase to $2.5 billion by 2018 from $736 million last year, according to WinterGreen Research. Read Original Content

Tablets like Apple’s iPad are poised to change telemedicine. Telemedicine-dedicated device and software markets at $736 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach $2.5 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

A recent Frost and Sullivan report, "Analysis of the US Broadband mHealth Applications Market," estimates the 2010 figures of $230 million market earned revenues are likely to reach $392 million by 2015. 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.

The Walgreens Take Care Health Systems is using an mHealth app that will allow patients with smartphones to use these devices to schedule appointments at any of their retail clinics in Chicago and Denver. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, the Brazilian market is the second fastest growing BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) market after China. Last year Brazil’s health IT market generated revenues of $410 million, and is expected to hit $714 million by 2015. Read Original Content


The Alameda County Fire Department is releasing a smartphone app called PulsePoint that allows community members to provide live saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
 Alameda County is the first multi-agency regional dispatch center to deploy the global positioning system app for iPhone and Android phones. Read Original Content

The global patient monitoring systems market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 6.04 percent between 2011 and 2015. Read Original Content

Preventice Inc. remote heart-monitoring system cited research that found approximately 2.2 million patients globally are using wireless monitoring, a figure estimated to approach 5 million by 2015. The company also said the global patient monitoring market will reach $9.3 billion by 2014. Read Original Content

The Apollo Hospitals group will set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa under a Memorandum of Understanding it has signed with AfroIndia Medical services. The telemedicine units will facilitate the doctors in several African countries to interact with specialists at Apollo. Read Original Content

Health and wellbeing applications are estimated to make up approximately 40 percent of new smartphone apps currently being developed. This is a huge market and only set to increase as the benefits become more apparent and smartphone and tablet technology become more widespread. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

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Full Disclosure: I am a 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.