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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 2, 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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A report from the GSMA and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates mobile health could save developed countries $400 billion in 2017. Check out the four uses of mobile technology that could help make that happen. Read Original Content

Practice Fusion, which entrepreneurs named in a recent survey as the health tech startup most likely to hit a $1 billion valuation in the next five years, offers doctors’ offices free electronic medical records software but plans to build out patient-facing consumer applications. Read Original Content

According to a recent presentation at a Stanford Business forum, healthcare Real-Time Location Systems is an emerging market equaling $325 million worldwide, with an addressable market that is even larger. Read Original Content

Webalo offers easy, fast, affordable enterprise mobility technology that can give employees productivity-enhancing, individualized mobile access to the enterprise data and tasks they rely on 100x faster than traditional mobile application development and at a fraction of the cost.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo.

A report from Transparency Market Research estimates the global mHealth market will be worth $10.2 billion by 2018. That compares with $1.3 billion last year, indicating a significant growth trajectory over the next few years. Read Original Content

People can now use their smartphones to pay medical registration fees and check for details on prescribed medication using a new medical feature of a mobile banking app, National Taiwan University Hospital has announced. Read Original Content
According to an article in Medical News Today, an Indian startup has developed a smartphone app that allows people to conduct their own urine analysis at home or on the go using conventional dipsticks in order to better manage diseases like diabetes, urinary tract infections and pre-eclampsia. Read Original Content

In 2012 clinicians reviewed long-distance vital signs on computer screens for some 227,000 patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, and mental illness. By 2017 that number will jump to almost 1.3 million. Read Original Content

A desire to curtail costs is fueling a growth in U.S. telehealth patient population as a new report projects the number is set to rise to 1.3 million by 2017. That is nearly a six-fold increase in the number of patients who sought telehealth solutions in 2012 – 227,400. Read Original Content

The next big step for healthcare providers who use smart mobile devices for routine business activities will take them into the realm of more advanced, care-specific uses, according to results of a newly released study from CompTIA, a non-profit trade association for the IT industry. Read Original Content

Analysts at Gartner predict the annual market for wireless solutions in healthcare will reach $1.7 billion by 2014. Additionally, an estimated 500 million users are expected to use wireless health and wellness applications by 2015. Read Original Content

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