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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 27, 2013

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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Health care via mobile technology is still in its infancy. Of 75 trials in which patients used mobile tech, such as text messaging and downloadable apps, to manage a disease or adopt healthier behaviors only three showed reliable signs of success. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "mHealth Market- Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global mHealth market is expected to reach USD 10.2 billion by 2018 from $1.3 billion in 2012 at a annual rate of 41.5 percent from 2012 to 2018. Read Original Content

A newly released report by Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions projects that telehealth tools, home health monitoring devices, smartphones and tablets, and videoconferencing will expand the reach of physicians into a patient’s everyday life, resulting in $305 billion in savings due to reduced travel time, better logistics, improved communications, and faster decision making. Read Original Content

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About 2.8 million patients were remotely monitored worldwide at the end of 2012, using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity, according to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight. Read Original Content

Fresh data has emerged in the ongoing debate over the regulation of medical apps for smartphones and mobile devices. Researchers questioned the accuracy of four apps for evaluating skin lesions in a study, generating some troubling results and pointing out that such apps have gone unregulated. Read Original Content
Global sales of mobile health apps are predicted to rise from  $718 million in 2011 to $1.3 billion this year, according to The Economist. Read Original Content

In 2012, the mHealth sector saw venture capital investments reach $907.7 million, with Q3 and Q4 seeing significantly lower financing than the first two quarters, according to a report released Tuesday by Mobile Health Market News.  Read Original Content

The global mHealth market will grow at a compound annual rate of 41.5 percent in the next five years to reach $10.2 billion by 2018, up from $1.3 billion in 2012, said a recent report from market research firm Transparency Market Research. Read Original Content

Approximately 2.8 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2012, according to a newly released research report from telecom industry analyst firm Berg Insight. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Patient Monitoring Systems market to grow at an annual rate of 6.04 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increased adoption of wireless patient monitoring systems. Read Original Content

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