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Mobile Healthcare in China Gathers Momentum

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 2, 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.

Harmonic Group is in negotiations with a South African private hospital regarding the use of its RFID technology to track and secure newborns. Newborns will be secured using an RFID ankle bracelet, ensuring only authorized personnel are allowed to access to the nursery. Read Original Content

A poll of 600 baby boomers found that, although only 24 percent own smartphones, 60 percent say they would download a health and wellness app if their doctor advised them to, while only 5 percent would on the advice of friends and 18 percent on the advice of family. Read Original Content



A U.S. company has started testing a new online system that allows healthcare professionals to prescribe mobile health apps to their patients. Mobile health application store Happtique says it hopes its mRx form will lead to improvements in patient engagement and adherence. 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.

About 80 percent of doctors and healthcare payers in China say widespread adoption of mobile healthcare is “inevitable,” according to a survey by PwC. Read Original Content

Researchers in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Sweden and Belgium have joined in a 42 month, $5.2 million effort to develop a wearable monitoring system that automatically delivers medications and provides cues to help Parkinson’s patients. Read Original Content


A medical smartphone devised by an Israeli company will enable patients to consolidate ongoing medical tests and diagnostics in one place, and will also provide them the freedom of travel and ease of use lost with conventional medical monitoring. Read Original Content

A new smartphone application called ICE allows first responders to quickly review pertinent medical history on the scene and with the push of a button send the information to participating hospital emergency rooms. Read Original Content

An app created by South Florida cardiologist Dr. Ariel Soffer allows smartphone owners to use a smartphone to take a photo and send it to a physician to determine whether medical attention is needed. Read Original Content

The health technology portal pioneered by Cambridge Healthcare has launched Europe’s first health app store. The store is accessible through How Are You’s website, a smartphone and tablet enabled integrated personal health record that allows health professionals to collaborate with patients. Read Original Content

Surgical sponges embedded with a radiofrequency chip were identified 100 percent of the time, an accuracy rate far better than traditional counting or use of radiographs during surgery, according to a study at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.

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