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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 16, 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.

According to Preventice Inc. 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

As the global telemedicine market reaches $2.5 billion, industry leaders are gathering in San Diego to discuss grants, funding, vendor selection and credentialing. Read Original Content

WebMD, the leading source of health information, has announced its new WebMD Pain Coach for the iPhone, a unique free mobile application for consumers and patients living with chronic pain. 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.

A new tool from researchers at the University of Washington, allows individuals to monitor their lung function at home or on the go simply by blowing into a smartphone. Read Original Content

Mobile health application store Happtique has started testing a new online system that allows healthcare professionals to prescribe mobile health apps to their patients. Read Original Content

The market for smartphone applications for mobile health will double this year, to reach $1.3 billion and the market is still in embryonic state, says a recent survey. 
Berlin-based Research2guidance says the apps market was $104 million in 2010, then $718 million in 2011 almost a 600 percent increase. Read Original Content


The Department of Veterans Affairs continues its efforts to expand access to care for veterans using technology, including telehealth, currently through collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Read Original Content

A group of doctors from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa have come up with a simple technology to improve knowledge among Kenyans. The mobile phone application known as iafya is a platform that contains health information simplified to make understanding easy. 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.

Health and wellbeing applications are estimated to make up approximately 40 percent of new smartphone apps currently being developed. Read Original Content

Next summer there will likely be more than 13,000 health apps intended for use by consumers available for download in Apple’s AppStore, according to a recent report from MobiHealthNews entitled: Consumer Health Apps for Apple’s iPhone. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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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.