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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 27, 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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Despite more than 20,000 healthcare-related smartphone apps available in the marketplace today, a 2012 Pew Research Center study found that only ten percent of smartphone users have downloaded a healthcare app.  Read Original Content

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties. Brill told Reuters that many companies now prefer to focus on how data is used.  Read Original Content

Stanford now offers a mobile health online course called Mobile Health Without Borders in which students are taught how to make health apps that help solve international health issues.  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:

Though one in ten Americans owns the type of tracking device made by Nike, Fitbit, and Jawbone to monitor steps taken, quality of sleep, or calorie intake, more than half of those devices are no longer in use, according to Endeavour Partners.  Read Original Content

According to, the global mHealth market reached nearly $1.5 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $2.4 billion in 2013 and $21.5 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 54.9 percent over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018.  Read Original Content
Representatives Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) are set to announce a new telehealth bill soon. Like some of Mike Thompson’s previous telehealth efforts, the bill seeks to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, the law that has long limited government-reimbursed telemedicine to rural areas and specific use cases.  Read Original Content

Alere Connect, Qualcomm Life, and Preventice are the top three remote patient management platforms, according to ABI Research’s latest “Remote Patient Management Platforms”.  Read Original Content

Revenues for remote patient monitoring solutions reached $5.8 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mobile health connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring services, according to a report from IT research firm Berg Insight.  Read Original Content

Healthcare information technology companies, including mobile and digital health companies, raised more than twice as much in total venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2014 as they did in the first, according to a new report from communications and consulting firm Mercom.  Read Original Content

Driven by adoption of vital signs monitoring and in-vitro diagnostic devices, the mobile health market will grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to a new Lux report.  Read Original Content

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