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Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of September 21, 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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Cerner Corp and Athenahealth Inc, two leading U.S. electronic health record providers, said they are working with Apple Inc to develop applications that leverage Apple's mobile health service HealthKit.  Read Original Content

MHealth has the potential to dramatically reduce the costs of healthcare operations, while improving the quality of healthcare. ReportsnReports.com research estimates that by the end of 2015, mHealth could represent up to $290 billion in annual healthcare cost savings worldwide.  Read Original Content

Over the next five years, ABI Research expects 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices to ship.  Read Original Content

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Apple said it has discovered a bug in HealthKit, one of the new features of its latest iPhone operating system, delaying the introduction of new fitness and health apps.  “We’re working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month,” Apple said in a statement.  Read Original Content

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has announced a new three year project known as WEB-RADR to develop a mobile app for healthcare professionals and the public to report suspected adverse drug reactions to national EU regulators.  Read Original Content
Applications are open for next year’s Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator program in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District.  The accelerator seeks entrepreneurs who are matching mobile technology with health. The program runs for three months and provides access to mentors, funding, mobile technology labs and other resources.  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

The global patient monitoring devices market is estimated to reach $22,174 million by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent during the forecast period, according to MarketsandMarkets.com.  Read Original Content

Private vendors are joining the movement to bring telemedicine to rural communities in the Verde Valley and the rest of the state.  Northern Arizona Healthcare is remotely monitoring another 200 to 250 patients in rural communities through a $129,000 USDA grant, said Director of Telehealth Gigi Sorenson.  Read Original Content

Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are both ramping up for patient trials for Apple's HealthKit platform in iOS 8, and they're working with medical device makers to link health data into HealthKit so it can be transmitted to doctors. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.