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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 17, 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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With growing per capita healthcare expenditure both in developed and in advanced developing countries, the mobile healthcare market is further projected to reach $58.8 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 32.3 percent from 2013 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s.  Read Original Content

Apple has been speaking with leading hospitals like Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins on how to integrate its HealthKit mobile health software platform with their systems, according to a Reuters report.  Read Original Content

In the first quarter of 2014, American mobile health app companies generated $400 million in investments, more than double the previous quarter. Also, as of March 2013, there were more than 97,000 mobile health apps on the market, according to a study published last month in The New England Journal of Medicine.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

A concerted effort by Bioserenity, a French medical device company, alongside a British epilepsy organization known as Epilepsy Action, as well as a French epilepsy organization, Efappe, has resulted in the WEMU – a smart clothing system and companion app that is capable of monitoring as well as diagnose epilepsy.  Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the global patient monitoring devices market is expected to reach approximately $24 billion by 2019 growing at compound annual growth rate of around eight percent. North America commands the largest share and is expected to register a healthy market share by 2019.  Read Original Content
All wireless carriers and certain texting applications will be required to support text-to-911 functionality by the end of 2014, according to rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.  Read Original Content

Hoping to turn regular cellphone-toting Angelenos into rapid responders, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a cellphone app that will notify CPR-trained good Samaritans when someone in a public place nearby is having a cardiac arrest.  Read Original Content

Playing with an iPad mini before going under anesthesia could relax some kids more than a sedative would, also making life easier for their parents and hospital staff, according to a recent study with lead author Dr. Samuel C. Seiden, a professor of pediatric anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.  Read Original Content

Better, a consumer health start-up, and Mayo Clinic have launched a new way for people to navigate the complexity of the healthcare system simply and quickly.  Through a mobile device, Better provides tailored Mayo Clinic health information, 24/7 access to the clinic's experienced and highly-skilled nurses, and a Better Personal Health Assistant.  Read Original Content

A recent Berg Insight report revealed 19 million patients worldwide will use connected home medical monitoring devices by 2018. Remote diagnostics, telecare, intuitive products and intelligent infrastructure will be the norm by 2020, according to another report from research firm Compass Intelligence.  Read Original Content

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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.