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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 20, 2014

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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Healthcare information technology companies, including mobile and digital health companies, raised more than twice as much in total venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2014 as they did in the first, according to a new report from communications and consulting firm Mercom.  Read Original Content

The mobile health device market is expected to see an eight-fold increase over the next decade, according to a report from Lux Research, MedCity News reports.  Read Original Content

The hundreds of mobile health applications produced each month outpace the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to regulate them, a policy adviser to the agency said last month.  “The whole mobile app world has its own ecosystem where things live, die and sort of recycle again…and it’s mostly consumer driven,” said Bakul Patel.  Read Original Content

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Analysts forecast the Global Mobile Health Solutions market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34.88 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the prime drivers in this market is the increased usage of 3G and 4G telecom networks.  Read Original Content

The FDA has approved the CardioMEMS device, an implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitor intended for patients with NYHA Class III heart failure who have been hospitalized in the past year.  Read Original Content
The number and length of hospitalizations, as well as hospital charges, all significantly declined when rural and underserved heart failure patients were remotely monitored, according to research published online this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.  Read Original Content

PwC, an international professional services provider, reported telehealth application development market in Brazil could reach $46.6 million in 2015. Meanwhile, GSMA also highlighted these projects can aid over 45 million Brazilians and save about $14.1 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs. Read Original Content

A new report by Berg Insight shows that three million patients worldwide are connected to some form of remote monitoring device at home and monitored by a professional caregiver. In four years, it projects that figure to top 19 million.  Read Original Content

Verizon introduced its Virtual Visits platform, a mobile health program that will allow users to communicate with health care providers for routine services, such as filling a prescription, Modern Healthcare reports. Patients will be able to request telehealth appointments with physicians for acute conditions, including colds, flu or sore throats.  Read Original Content

According to RNMarketResearch.com, the cardiac monitors segment has the largest share of the total patient monitoring devices market in 2013 and will continue to grow in the next five years to retain the leading position in 2018. The high growth in this segment is attributed to the growing demand for ECG devices.  Read Original Content

MediSafe has become the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. The app offers users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and provides the ability to record medication doses.  Read Original Content

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