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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 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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Addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced the immediate availability of Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage patients' health in between doctor visits.  Read Original Content

A bipartisan group of U.S. House of representatives have introduced a bill that would clarify regulations for mobile medical applications, electronic health record systems and other health IT technologies, FierceMobileHealthcare reports.  Read Original Content

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an eleven month old effort of the William J. Clinton Foundation to lessen health disparities between socioeconomic and racial groups, will offer health and wellness apps to people in participating communities via a mobile platform from Boston-based startup Wellable.  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.

A Digitas Health’s study of 2,000 patients and caregivers, found that 33 percent of respondents reported that either they or their physician had used a mobile device at the point of care. Read Original Content

An NIH grant is funding a study on the impacts of smartphone technology in eating disorder treatment. The two-year pilot study, which looks specifically at individuals with binge eating problems, will be led by eating disorder researcher Tom Hildebrandt at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.  Read Original Content
According to Manhattan Research’s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 study, the number of Americans using mobile phones for health information or tools reached 95 million in 2013. That figure is up 27 percent from 75 million a year ago. Thirty-eight percent of smartphone users agree the device is "essential" for finding health and medical info.  Read Original Content

The mobile healthcare market is broadly categorized into connected medical device and healthcare applications; the former dominates the revenue market with around 80 percent in 2013. The connected devices market is segmented into cardiac monitoring, diabetes management devices, multi-parameter tracker, and other devices like sleep apnea devices, and respiratory monitors. Read Original Content

The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, launched Wellocracy, a clinically-based source of impartial, easy-to-understand information on new personal “self-health” technologies such as health and fitness trackers and mobile apps. Wellocracy's goal is to empower consumers to self-manage their health, create and maintain individual wellness goals and achieve a better quality of life.  Read Original Content

An implant-based remote monitoring system in patients with advanced heart failure significantly reduced the worsening of their condition, overnight hospitalization, and total mortality, according to a trial conducted by the device-maker, IN-TIME.  Read Original Content

Featuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure technology cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ViSi Mobile® enables clinicians to continuously monitor all patient vital signs, including beat-to-beat blood pressure, without using catheter or blood pressure cuff. A wrist-worn monitor uses wireless technology to transmit vital sign data, enabling clinicians to monitor measurements on remote viewing or notification devices. Safety features include alarm management system.  Read Original Content

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