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Mobile and Connected Health: Recent Trends

Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of April 1, 2012

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.

With the cost of healthcare data breaches continuing rise year after year, it shouldn't come as a surprise that spending on the security of that information is estimated to hit $40 billion this year, and balloon to $70 billion three years from now, according to a recently published report from The Boyd Company. Read Original Content

With smartphones changing the culture in so many ways, more and more young people are using their mobile devices to keep track of their health, and the trend is not going unnoticed by advertisers. Read Original Content

International management consulting firm Accenture released findings about different attitudes around the world regarding mobile and connected health. Doctors in the United States were found to be the least enthusiastic among eight countries surveyed and U.S. preparedness for a future of connected health received a mixed review. 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.

About 33 percent of people with smartphones in the U.S. have tracked their diet or their exercises with their mobile devices, a comScore representative told The New York Times this week. Read Original Content

Recently, the Community Preventive Services Task Force made a positive recommendation for using mobile phone-based tobacco cessation interventions. The committee indicated that there was sufficient evidence for effectiveness of these interventions in increasing tobacco abstinence among people interested in quitting smoking. Read Original Content

According to a survey by QuantiaMD 80 percent of physicians surveyed owned a smartphone or tablet and 30 percent owned a tablet device. From this individual adoption, physicians are increasingly using their mobile devices in their clinical duties, creating headaches for many IT managers. Read Original Content

EHR vendor Allscripts has launched a native iPad application, called Allscripts Wand, which adds a handful of new features. Allscripts was one of the first EHR vendors to offer an iPhone-accessible EHR when it introduced Allscripts Remote at the HIMSS conference in 2009. Read Original Content

In the past two years, there has been a great leap forward in mobile medical technology, primarily catalyzed by the introduction of iPads. About 75 percent of U.S. physicians now own an iOS device, according to a Manhattan Research study released last year, and they are increasingly using them professionally. Read Original Content

Healthcare took the largest percentage share of angel funding last year with 33.8 percent of funding dollars, according to a new report by Silicon Valley Bank. Read Original Content

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego are testing out how well smartphone-enabled video recordings of medication intake helps tuberculosis (TB) patients living in San Diego and nearby Tijuana, Mexico, according to a post from The California Health Report. Read Original Content

The range of medical peripherals available for the iPhone is growing rapidly. ThermoDock, developed by German device maker Medisana, measures body temperature without even touching the patient. Using a small peripheral for the iPhone or iPad, ThermoDock uses similar infrared technology to the temporal artery probe to calculate body temperature. Read Original Content

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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.

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