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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 10, 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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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global mHealth market is expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2018 from $1.3 billion in 2012 at a CAGR of 41.5 percent from 2012 to 2018. Read Original Content

According to a report by InMedica, 1.8 million patients will use the remote patient-monitoring marker worldwide by 2017, compared to 308,000 today. Read Original Content

Pharmacy chain Walgreens, which already has one of the most popular mobile health apps, has released an application programming interface so software developers can build the company’s prescription scanning and refilling technology into their own apps. Read Original Content

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At the end of 2012, 2.8 million patients globally were keeping on top of their health from home via dedicated web-connected monitoring devices, according to Berg Insight. Read Original Content

Spice Global, in association with Qualcomm, plans to launch mobile health or mHealth services in India by 2014. Read Original Content

In 2012 the mHealth sector saw venture capital investments reach $907.7 million, with Q3 and Q4 seeing significantly lower financing than the first two quarters, according to a report by Mobile Health Market News.  Read Original Content
Seventeen percent of healthcare provider CIOs and senior IT executives believe mHealth will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, according to an independent research study commissioned by Level 3 Communications. Read Original Content

A report from Transparency Market Research estimates the global mobile health market will be worth $10.2 billion by 2018. That compares with $1.3 billion last year, indicating a significant growth trajectory over the next few years. Read Original Content

A new study provided by the Commonwealth Fund shows telehealth consultations are effective in reducing the amount of time patients spend in the hospital for care of chronic illnesses. Read Original Content

A desire to curtail costs is fueling a growth in U.S. telehealth patient population as a new report projects the number is set to rise to 1.3 million by 2017. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. 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.