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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 13, 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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Berg Insight estimates revenues for remote patient monitoring solutions reached €4.3 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mHealth connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring services. RPM revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of 35.0 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching €19.4 billion at the end of the forecast period. Read Original Content

MediSafe has become the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. The app offers users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and provides the ability to record medication doses. Read Original Content

Health and fitness apps are experiencing major growth this year, more so than any other year, according to data from Flurry Analytics. From December of 2013 to June of 2014, apps grew by 33 percent while health and fitness apps grew by 62 percent. 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:

According to the 2013-2017 Global Mobile Health Trends and Figures Market Report published by research2guidance, 500 million smartphone users of the 1.4 billion users worldwide will be using a health care app by 2015. Read Original Content

Two-thirds of 500 recently surveyed physicians use some kind of mobile app in the performance of their jobs and 60 percent are interested in technology that enables mobile EHR access according to a new report. Read Original Content

Usage of health and fitness apps on Apple's iPhone and iPad is booming in 2014, according to a study released by mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company claims usage – measured by the number of times people open and use the apps – has grown by 62 percent this year, compared to 33 percent for apps in general. Read Original Content

Apple has bolstered its upcoming iOS 8 Health app with on-device steps, distance tracking and caffeine monitoring. The Health app, which is new to Apple's mobile operating system, can now utilize the iPhone's own M7 motion tracking hardware for data sourcing. Read Original Content

Wearable health monitoring devices are slated to become much more than a passing fad for the geek contingent according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, with sensors for patient monitoring, home care, and fitness projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.56 percent to reach $47.4 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

The mobile health devices market is set to grow to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to a new report from Lux Research. Read Original Content

Manhattan Research has recently released the outcome of a survey it conducted with the participation of 3000 doctors, and which showed over one third of them have recommended the use of m-health apps to their patients within the previous year. 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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