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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 2, 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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Claiming to have heard from sources briefed on Apple’s plans, 9to5Mac claims iOS 8 is going to come with an app called Healthbook which will monitor and store stats related to the user’s fitness, such as calories burned, steps taken as well as total miles walked.  Read Original Content

Mobile health applications have not taken off like many in the health tech world had anticipated. A study done in October 2013 by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics found over 50 percent of mobile health applications are downloaded fewer than 500 time.  Read Original Content

The introduction of mobile health hubs is boosting the telehealth market, lowering the cost of telehealth while increasing the overall value proposition, according to IHS Technology.  Read Original Content

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More than 25 percent of physicians use a tablet to read healthcare-related material. The Sources & Interactions Study also shows just over half (51 percent) of physicians actively use a tablet for professional purposes.  Read Original Content

Athenahealth’s Epocrates Bugs + Drugs, which was downloaded 100,000 times in its first month of release, is a mobile health app which puts critical information about bacteria types and resistance patterns in communities throughout the United States into clinicians’ hands.  Read Original Content
A recent policy brief on mobile health by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, published in the journal Health Affairs, cited industry experts who predict the number of mobile health apps will increase by a rate of 25 percent a year for the foreseeable future.  Read Original Content

The Ministry of Health has signed an agreement with telecoms operators Etisalat and du, to deliver sustainable mobile health products and services as part of a wider m-Health program across the U.A.E., particularly supporting patients with diabetes, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases.  Read Original Content

Humana Cares/SeniorBridge is partnering with HealthSense, a provider of senior care technology, in a year-long pilot. The project uses in-home sensors and remote monitoring technology to monitor how changes in daily activities may signal a change in health status for certain Medicare Advantage enrollees.  Read Original Content

New Jersey-based Honeywell HomMed launched a new version of its Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring system, adding 4G connectivity and more efficient video visits to the platform.  The Genesis Touch 2.1 runs on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 platform.  Read Original Content

According to the New York Times, Apple executives met with members of the Food and Drug Administration in January to "discuss mobile medical applications."  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.