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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 3, 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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Diabetacare has now implemented its first mobile application known as Snap a Meal service to monitor and bridge gaps in current diabetes management.  Snap a Meal captures information on calorie intake and helps control weight and blood sugar level. The mobile app is viewed as an efficient, effective and affordable device.  Read Original Content

The research for a genetic cause behind anorexia has been underway for years. The challenge has been in engaging the patient population.  Mobile health startup Recovery Record has succeeded in getting people with the condition to use an interactive platform that encourages patients to keep a diary and receive feedback from their therapists.  Read Original Content

As African leaders gather for a summit with President Barack Obama, U.S. health agencies are beginning to invest in programs to help expand mobile health technology. Simple mobile text messages can help keep AIDS medication stocked at a remote clinic, or summon an ambulance in time to save a baby’s life.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

According to a new report just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, only about 100 out of 100,000 mHealth apps available on the market have been FDA approved.  Read Original Content

HealthTap, a structured personal medical record for its members, serves up data and information from more than 62,000 U.S. doctors and 100 million members. It says its knowledge base of doctor-created answers now has 1.8 million entries.  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

Alere Connect, Qualcomm Life, and Preventice ranked one, two and three in ABI Research’s latest “Remote Patient Management Platforms”. The study assessed remote patient monitoring platforms that connect to wearable wireless-enabled healthcare devices across criteria placed in two broad categories: Innovation and Implementation.  Read Original Content

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced its second batch of recipients in round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards program, bringing the total to $360 million handed out for organizations to test innovative care models.  Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the global patient monitoring devices market is expected to reach approximately $24 billion by 2019 growing at compound annual growth rate of around eight percent. North America commands the largest share and is expected to register a healthy market share by 2019.  Read Original Content

At the end of 2013, there were three million patients using connected home medical monitoring devices worldwide. This figure comprises all patients that were remotely monitored by a professional caregiver. Patients that use connected medical devices for various forms of personal health tracking are not included in this figure.  Read Original Content

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