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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 5, 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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Homeless veterans would benefit from mHealth tools, including text, email and Internet services access, and support organizations focused on helping ex-military personnel with healthcare should tap such technologies to boost care and treatment, according to a new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.  Read Original Content

The Hospital Corporation of America, a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England, announced it would be acquiring PatientKeeper, one of the oldest mobile health software companies still in operation, for an undisclosed sum.  Read Original Content

A North Carolina nonprofit has teamed with UNICEF and WHO to build a mobile communications system called the mHero system to help fight Ebola. It links a database about Liberia’s health care workers including about 5,000 of their cell phone numbers of them with a new UNICEF software platform.  Read Original Content

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Visiongain forecasts the mHealth market will reach a $6.7 billion value by the end of 2014.  Read Original Content

As part of efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Nigeria, communications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled innovative mobile health services dubbed Mobile Midwife and Dial-a-Doctor.  Read Original Content

iHealth Lab, Inc. has announced three of their mobile health apps (My Vitals, My Vitals 2.0 and SpO2) and nine corresponding personal mobile health devices are now seamlessly integrated with HealthKit in iOS 8.  Read Original Content
http://www.mhealthnews.com/press-release/ihealth-announces-expansive-integration-nine-mobile-health-devices-apples-healthkit

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The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release new mobile health applications this fall, iHealthBeat reports. The two forthcoming apps include, Summary of Care, which gives veterans access to electronic health records and Blue Button, which allows veterans to create PDF and share health data with providers.   Read Original Content
http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/va-plans-to-release-new-mobile-health-applications-45218/

Nearly 100 million wearable health-monitoring devices are expected to be sold over the next five years, according to a new ABI Research report.  Read Original Content
http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2014/9/11/report-nearly-100m-mobile-health-devices-to-ship-in-next-five-years

According to ReportsnReports.com, Mobile Health revenue is forecast to reach $15 billion in 2015.  Read Original Content
http://www.sys-con.com/node/3182953

Pharmaceutical companies are not keeping pace with the use of mobile devices, Internet and smartphones by healthcare professionals, according to a new report by Manhattan Research that reveals just about 33 percent have mobile optimized product websites.  Read Original Content
http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/pharmaceutical-companies-fall-behind-website-optimization/2014-09-27

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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.