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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 24, 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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The European mobile health market forecasts strikingly high growth rates in coming years, despite the global financial crisis. Frost & Sullivan expects the market to grow from €393 million in 2011 to €2.45 billion in 2016, creating vast opportunities for industry players. Read Original Content

Global market revenue for mobile health technology is expected to reach $26 billion by 2017, according to a new report from mobile industry analyst firm research2guidance, MobiHealthNews reports. Read Original Content

Mobile industry analysts Research2Guidance have come out with a new report on health apps, predicting that in 2017, worldwide mobile health market revenue will total $26 billion. Read Original Content

By 2017 more than 18 million health and wellness cloud-connected wireless sensor network systems – excluding sports/fitness devices – will be shipped globally with annual revenues exceeding $16 billion, according to a report from San Diego-based technology research firm ON World. Read Original Content

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AT&T plans to launch its Mobile Health Solution that will automatically connect people in critical condition for emergency medical assistance. Read Original Content

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said its plans for regulating certain healthcare apps used on smartphones and tablets will not impose undue burdens on developers or stifle the growing mobile health industry. Read Original Content
Military health care providers now have a mobile application to help keep them productive and emotionally healthy as they cope with burnout and compassion fatigue. The Provider Resilience app is the first mobile application for health care professionals to build resilience for the stress in their lives. Read Original Content

Mood Watch, a cross-platform mobile health app created by a bipolar patient and endorsed by the International Bipolar Foundation, is now available in the App Store and Android Marketplace to help people who suffer from mood disorders track their feelings in order to better understand behavioral patterns, according to an announcement from MarketWire. Read Original Content

The remote patient monitoring market grew by nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, and the market is expected to continue growing over the next several years, according to a report by Kalorama Information, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports. Read Original Content

The number of Americans remotely monitored at home is expected to grow six-fold by 2017 according to InMedica, a division of IMS Research. Read Original Content

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