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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 17, 2013

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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IMS Research, which studies the electronics industry, predicts a nearly six fold rise in the number of telehealth patients over the next five years. About 1.3 million U.S. patients will use communications technology to interact with doctors by 2017, the firm said. Read Original Content

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there were 17,288 health and fitness apps on the market in mid-2012 along with 14,558 medical apps. Read Original Content

According to a new report from InMedica, a subsidiary of IMS Research. Defining telehealth narrowly as remote patient monitoring, InMedica predicts it will be applied to 1.8 million patients worldwide by 2017, compared to 308,000 today. Read Original Content

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The Health and Development Foundation, a Russian NGO working in public health communication and outreach, has developed an innovative mHealth program to create positive changes in the health behavior and knowledge of an at-risk population: clients with a history of injection drug use or HIV. Read Original Content

Last year healthcare providers remotely monitored about 308,000 patients worldwide for congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension and mental health conditions, according to a recent report from InMedica. By 2017 that number should spike to 1.8 million patients, the research firm predicts. Read Original Content
AT&T and Intuitive Health are working together to pilot a home-based remote patient monitoring solution that helps engage patients and family members in their own care, while seamlessly involving healthcare providers through integration with their clinical information systems. Read Original Content

The global cardiac monitoring and cardiac rhythm management market was worth $18.4 billion in the year 2012. The market will grow at a healthy pace in the next five years due to the increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases, technological advancement, rising cost of cardiac disease treatment, and government regulations in favor of cardiac monitoring. Read Original Content

A desire to curtail costs is fueling a growth in U.S. telehealth patient population, and a new report projects the number is set to rise to 1.3 million by 2017. Read Original Content

In 2012 the mHealth sector saw venture capital investments reach $907.7 million, with Q3 and Q4 seeing significantly lower financing than the first two quarters, according to a report from Mobile Health Market News. Report data pegs investments during the fourth quarter of 2012 at $200.7 million, a six percent decrease from the third quarter. Read Original Content

InTouch Health has launched the ControlStation app for the iPad, an interface that allows physicians to provide real-time, telemedicine consults with patients, according to a MedGadget report. Read Original Content

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