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Mobile Health News Weekly

Week of January 19, 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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Worldwide revenue for telehealth services and devices is expected to swell to $4.5 billion in 2018, up from $440.6 million in 2013, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Read Original Content

Strategy Analytics forecasts the machine-to-machine industry to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022. According to Strategy Analytics dominant sectors are healthcare consumer electronics emergency call or eCall and vehicle tracking, which combined will comprise 85 percent of overall revenues by 2022. Read Original Content

The top 20 players in the mobile health market generated $2.8 billion in revenues last year, according to market research firm Visiongain. Read Original Content

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Venture capital funding in the health care IT sector almost doubled in 2013, totaling $2.2 billion in 571 deals, compared with $1.2 billion in 163 deals in 2012, according to a report from communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. Read Original Content

The global wireless EHR market is expected to reach $ 11.2 billion in 2013. This market is further expected to grow up to $23.5 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 16.1 percent. Read Original Content

Globally, the telemedicine patient-monitoring market grew from $4.2 billion in 2007 to more than $10 billion in 2012, according to a report from Kaloroma Information. Read Original Content

The number of patients worldwide using telehealth services will rise from less than 350,000 in 2013 to roughly seven million in 2018, according to a new report published by IHS Technology. Read Original Content

Digital health accelerators, a growing interest in mHealth, and an ongoing thirst for better EHR software and clinical analytics has driven an explosion in venture capital investment in health IT.  In 2013, the industry nearly doubled its previous year's investments, pulling in $2.2 billion, according to a new report released by Mercom Capital Group this week. Read Original Content

Although mobile health is becoming a priority for the government of the United Kingdom, a new online survey of over 2,000 adults from law firm Pincent Masons and research firm YouGov suggests knowledge of mobile health is not especially wide-reaching. Read Original Content

GoHealth, a private online health insurance marketplace, has launched its mobile-friendly website, making it the only leading marketplace for tax credit eligible health insurance plans that is optimized for mobile devices.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 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.

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