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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of December 15, 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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To leverage the reach and power of mobile technology and make it more convenient for consumers to take their medications, Aetna recently added the Care4Today Mobile Health Manager app to the CarePass from Aetna health and wellness digital platform.   CarePass helps people set and track personalized health and wellness goals in areas such as physical activity, sleep and nutrition.  Read Original Content

The Federal Communications Commission is focused on expanding the availability of radio frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum for mobile health innovation, FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Julius Knapp said during the agency's mHealth Innovation Expo, FierceMobileGovernment reports.  Read Original Content

Health care IT performance specialist IMS Health announced the availability of AppScript, a mobile health application designed to help health-care providers and health plans create proprietary formularies based on an objective assessment of health-care app functionality and value.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

Wildflower Health, maker of mobile maternity program Due Date Plus, has closed a Series A financing. Investors include KMG Capital Partners, Cambia Health and HealthTech Capital. The funding will be used to expand the company's mobile health offering to health plans, self-insured employers and Medicaid clients.  Read Original Content

Happtique is on a mission to build a professional app store for health care, but independent developers spotted security flaws just days after the company authorized its first set of medical apps.  The company has responded to these concerns by suspending its certification registry until further notice.  Read Original Content
The global mobile healthcare market is estimated at $6.336 million in 2013 and is poised to reach $20.683 million by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 26.7 percent, according to MarketsandMarkets.  Read Original Content

Leading U.S based social enterprise, ClickMedix has announced it will join the Business Call to Action with plans to provide more than 1,000 community-based nurses, physicians, and health workers with mobile smartphone technologies to help them improve care for more than one million underserved patients.  Read Original Content

The app Doctor on Demand will soon allow people in 15 states to talk live via videoconference to a licensed physician for $40 per call. This follows the app American Well, which debuted in October and offers virtual doctor visits by phone for $49 in 44 states.  Read Original Content

Cost of care decreased and patient satisfaction jumped in a remote monitoring pilot project conducted by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas, according to research presented at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.  Read Original Content

2013 was a big year for consumer health technology. According to mobile tech consultancy Research2Guidance, there are now close to 100,000 mobile health apps in 62 app stores, with the top 10 apps generating over four million free downloads every day.  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.