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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 18, 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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Nearly 247 million mobile phone users around the world are expected to download a health app in 2012, according to Research2Guidance. Read Original Content

A new benchmarking study by research firm Cutting Edge Information advises life science companies to create more relevant content when developing mHealth apps by better understanding end-users’' current mobile trends. Read Original Content

EHRIntelligence reported mobile health adoption among patients is booming, with 53 percent of U.S. adults in possession of a smartphone, and just over half of those users accessing medical information from their devices. 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.

The Mobile Health Application market is expected 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 Pew Research Center, in a new report titled Mobile Health 2012, found that 52 percent of smartphone owners referenced health information on their palm-sized, microcomputers. That compares to 6 percent of owners of regular cellphones. Read Original Content


According to researchers, 62 percent of doctors use a tablet in some shape or form and 71 percent of nurses use a smartphone at work. The mHealth industry is forecast to be $11.8 billion market by 2018. Read Original Content

Automatic Data Processing, a business outsourcer that offers payroll, tax and benefits processing applications, has announced an upgrade to its AdvancedMD practice-management health care app for the iPad to allow doctors to capture billing charges on the Apple tablet. Read Original Content

Smartphones may soon be harnessed for monitoring patients with heart failure, offering advantages such as remote assessment and early prediction of decompensation. A recent survey suggested 88 percent of physicians would like to be able to monitor measures of their patients’ health status at home. Read Original Content

Analysts at Juniper Research estimate global revenues from remote patient monitoring will rise to almost $1.9 billion by 2014. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Three million people in England are set to get access to telehealth by 2017, under government plans to firmly push the NHS into the digital era and become a global leader in the field. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.