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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 28, 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.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Mobile Health Application market to grow at an annual rate of 40.4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is increasing adoption of smartphones and social networking sites. Read Original Content

The use of mobile health tools will become more widespread, but barriers, such as security issues and a lack of best practices remain, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

Mobile health tools are helping socially disadvantaged citizens with diabetes around the world better manage their condition, a report from the non-profit group eHealth Initative says. Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

An increasing variety of mobile health apps are now available to European patients in their local languages. PatientView’s European Directory of Health Apps 2012-2012 contains mobile apps across 62 health specialties and features apps in 32 different European languages. Read Original Content

To better serve the elderly at home as well as patients requiring remote monitoring outside of hospital and nursing home environments, AT&T last week announced it will provide mobile Internet capabilities for Embedded Wireless' Zilant Wellness Remote Monitoring Platform and mobile personal emergency response system. Read Original Content


Mobile health company LGTmedical has announced plans to launch a signal-processing platform to enable vital-sign monitoring using smartphones, tablets and laptops. Read Original Content

The use of telemedicine helped a primary care clinic more than double the percentage of diabetic patients undergoing screening for retinopathy over the course of a year, according to a research letter published this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

A mobile application that enables health professionals to make evidence-based decisions on students’ health while on-the-go was launched by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization this week, during the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information. Read Original Content

A new mobile health application allows consumers to use any smartphone camera to measure their heart rate in real time. The Cardio Buddy app, developed by consumer health company Azumio, utilizes a smartphone camera to detect a user's heart rate in real-time based on changes in facial coloration. Read Original Content

A new iPhone app developed at the University of Michigan enables athletes with concussions to track their injuries, symptoms, activities, and then to share that information via e-mail with physicians, coaches and trainers. 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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