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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of December 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.

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Massachusetts General Hospital has developed the world's smallest cancer diagnostic system, leveraging a smartphone that has proven to be "game changing technology" for the detection and spot diagnosis of the disease. Read Original Content

Slightly more than half of adults with cell phones have smartphones, and a new report from Pew Internet indicates the mobile health market has increased: one in three cell phone users have used their phone to look for health information. 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

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.

Recently Spyglass Consulting conducted in-depth interviews with more than 100 nurses to determine smartphone adoption and usage among the group. About 69 percent of the hospitals interviewed for the survey had nursing staff using smartphones on the job that the facility’s IT department were not willing to support on the hospital’s network. Read Original Content

A surgeon in Indiana performed the first operation in the state Tuesday with an iPod-based navigation system that allowed him to check his surgical incisions and decisions, doing more accurate and less invasive work. Read Original Content

A new charge-capture feature in ADP's AdvancedMD iPad app allows doctors' practices to streamline their workflow by tracking billing on a mobile device. Read Original Content

The 2nd Annual HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, released this week, examines the trend towards the integration of mobile technology in the clinical setting.  Results indicated that 93 percent of physicians use some sort of mobile device daily, and 80 percent use the technology to directly influence and improve patient care. Read Original Content

According to market research firm GlobalData, the worldwide mobile health market will reach $11.8 billion by 2018, up from just $1.2 billion in 2011. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Recently Qualcomm Life Vice President Don Jones wrote a blog post about Europe’s ripeness for mobile health expansion, citing data that predicts the European mobile health market will be worth €5.3 billion in 2017. 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

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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.