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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 2, 2012

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.

Harmonic Group is in negotiations with a South African private hospital regarding the use of its RFID technology to track and secure newborns. Newborns will be secured using an RFID ankle bracelet, ensuring only authorized personnel are allowed to access to the nursery. Read Original Content

A poll of 600 baby boomers found that, although only 24 percent own smartphones, 60 percent say they would download a health and wellness app if their doctor advised them to, while only 5 percent would on the advice of friends and 18 percent on the advice of family. Read Original Content



A U.S. company has started testing a new online system that allows healthcare professionals to prescribe mobile health apps to their patients. Mobile health application store Happtique says it hopes its mRx form will lead to improvements in patient engagement and adherence. Read Original Content

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About 80 percent of doctors and healthcare payers in China say widespread adoption of mobile healthcare is “inevitable,” according to a survey by PwC. Read Original Content

Researchers in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Sweden and Belgium have joined in a 42 month, $5.2 million effort to develop a wearable monitoring system that automatically delivers medications and provides cues to help Parkinson’s patients. Read Original Content


A medical smartphone devised by an Israeli company will enable patients to consolidate ongoing medical tests and diagnostics in one place, and will also provide them the freedom of travel and ease of use lost with conventional medical monitoring. Read Original Content

A new smartphone application called ICE allows first responders to quickly review pertinent medical history on the scene and with the push of a button send the information to participating hospital emergency rooms. Read Original Content

An app created by South Florida cardiologist Dr. Ariel Soffer allows smartphone owners to use a smartphone to take a photo and send it to a physician to determine whether medical attention is needed. Read Original Content

The health technology portal pioneered by Cambridge Healthcare has launched Europe’s first health app store. The store is accessible through How Are You’s website, a smartphone and tablet enabled integrated personal health record that allows health professionals to collaborate with patients. Read Original Content

Surgical sponges embedded with a radiofrequency chip were identified 100 percent of the time, an accuracy rate far better than traditional counting or use of radiographs during surgery, according to a study at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City. 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.

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