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Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of January 30, 2012


The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to medical mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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The mHealth market earned revenues of $230 million in 2010 and is estimated to reach $392 million in 2015, according to a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

Linking dermatologists to patients in remote areas through telemedicine gives patients more accurate diagnoses and better disease management than they would receive without access to a specialist, says a study in the January Archives of Dermatology. Read Original Content

Juniper Research believes that mobile healthcare and medical app downloads will increase significantly. The company predicts that there will be 44 million downloads of such apps in 2012, rising to 142 million in 2016. Read Original Content

Webalo technology eliminates the need for traditional mobile application development tools and custom programming to provide in hours, instead of weeks or months, mobile access to the specific enterprise data and functions that smartphone and tablet users rely on to do their jobs.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo, www.webalo.com.

According to Research2Guidance the smartphone application market for mobile healthcare will reach $1.3 billion in 2012 up from $718 million in 2011. Read Original Content

By 2016 the number of patients monitored over mobile networks will reach 3 million, according to Juniper Research. The firm believes that increasing smartphone processing power along with new healthcare peripherals will cause an uptick in more patients using the smartphone as a home health hub. Read Original Content

New research from Frost & Sullivan predicts that remote patient monitoring will continue to play a significant role in transforming healthcare. The report says the market for remote monitoring technology, especially for home healthcare and disease management, will soar to $294.9 million by 2015. Read Original Content

ABI research projects that the market for just sports and health apps will break $400 million in revenues by 2016. Read Original Content

Leading robotics company iRobot announced today a $6 million investment in and expanded partnership with InTouch Health, a leading provider of telemedicine solutions. The relationship will provide iRobot an entry into hospitals and other medical facilities, as well as a partner that understands those markets. Read Original Content


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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict

Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.