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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 25, 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.

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A new Pew Research report found that 31 percent of cellphone users had used their device to access health information. That was nearly double the 17 percent who said they did so two years ago. Read Original Content

A new report from Juniper is the latest in a flurry of forecasts about the role smart wearable devices, or wearables will play in the mobile technology market over the next few years. Juniper says wearables will be a $1.5 billion market by 2014, up from just $800 million this year. Read Original Content

A new survey on Mobile Health from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds 19 percent of smartphone users have at least one health app downloaded onto their device. 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.

In April 2012 there were 13,600 health apps, and by 2016 mHealth apps for patient monitoring are expected to be a $20 billion industry. As many as 90 percent of clinicians are expected to be using smartphones as clinical tools by the end of 2012. Read Original Content


Nearly 247 million mobile phone users around the world are expected to download a health app in 2012, according to Research2Guidance, a global market research firm. Read Original Content

Remote and home patient monitoring technologies will be a key component of former President Bill Clinton’s new push, through his William J. Clinton Foundation, to eliminate health disparities between communities of different socioeconomic and racial strata. Read Original Content

A recent survey suggested 88 percent of physicians would like to be able to monitor their patients’ health status at home, including many relevant to heart failure. Read Original Content

According to researchers, 62 percent of doctors use a tablet in some shape or form and 71 percent of nurses use a smartphone at work. The mHealth industry is forecast to be a $11.8 billion market by 2018. Read Original Content

Three million people in England are set to get access to telehealth by 2017, under government plans to firmly push the NHS into the digital era and become a global leader in the field. Read Original Content

A wireless sensor system created for medical rehabilitation has been shown to be useful in assessing health risks of “smoke divers,” firefighters who have to enter burning buildings. Read Original Content

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