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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 14, 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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Apple’s entry into the world of wearable technology, the Apple Watch, will monitor health and fitness, tracking the wearer’s movement, heart rate and activity with built-in sensors, while feeding the information into Apple’s Health app for review and analysis of the data.  Read Original Content

A nationwide hackathon hosted by University of Pennsylvania this weekend added a new wrinkle with a mobile health division, PennApps Health. The move underscores the growth of mhealth submissions in the contest and the interest in shaping app development with clinical insights.  Read Original Content

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates the mHealth market will account for nearly $13 billion in 2015 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, SNS Research estimates further growth at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40 percent over the next six years.  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/

A key component of the upward trend in shipments of remote patient monitoring devices is the ability to collect data from a variety of vendor devices and share it securely with various parties including patients, health care providers and payers, according to an ABI report.  Read Original Content

This fall the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release new mobile health applications aimed at helping veterans access and manage their health records, FierceMobileHealthcare reports.  Read Original Content
Linda Tian, an analyst from GlobalData, believes Apple’s move into the mobile health space with the HealthKit promises significant future returns for Apple, as GlobalData forecasts this market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.5 percent, from an estimated $3 billion in 2013 to $11.8 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

MedDiary Inc has launched its mobile health software-as-a-service platform, consisting of a cloud-based portal for healthcare providers and a mobile app for patients. This integrated platform enables healthcare providers to create a custom mobile health app for their patients and then monitor them remotely.  Read Original Content

Health care providers including the Mayo Clinic are expressing interest in working with Apple on its new smartwatch and HealthKit software platform.  By early next year, Mayo plans to use Apple's new tools to interact with consumers for conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiac disease and asthma, and helping them with diet and exercise.  Read Original Content

According to ResearchandMarkets.com, the global mobile health and fitness sensor market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40.29 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

More than a quarter of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health device, according to research firm Parks Associates.  The new connected health research notes that 27 percent of U.S. broadband households currently own and use at least one connected health device.  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 digital transformation 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 an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.