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2013: A Remarkable Year for mHealth Apps

2013 A Remarkable Year for mHealth AppsFrom record venture capital funding, to unprecedented scientific research behind their creation, mHealth applications finally turned the corner in 2013 as they emphatically entered the mainstream for mobile device users around the world.

According to the recently published findings of Manhattan Research‘s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 Study, 95 million Americans now count on their mobile devices to access health information and services. In fact, the number of Americans using mHealth resources is up 27 percent from just one year ago.

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FDA Commissioner to Keynote 5th Annual mHealth Summit

FNIH-mHealth_logo_4C_F2With just two months to go before the event commences, The mHealth Summit has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will deliver the opening keynote on the fourth day of this year’s event.

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the 21st Commissioner and only the second woman to head the FDA.

Dr. Hamburg’s keynote comes as the mobile technology community looks to gain insights and a better understanding of the critical pathways and implications of the recently issued FDA Guidance on Mobile Health apps.
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Juniper Says Major Shift Toward mHealth Will Occur by 2018

Juniper Says Major Shift Toward mHealth Will Occur by 2018By 2018, the world will see a massive shift toward mHealth innovation and adoption.

That’s according to the latest projections from Juniper, which indicate that within five years, there will be close to 100 million users of app-enabled mHealth and mobile-fitness hardware devices.

In the healthcare sector, Juniper says, app-enabled mHealth will be used to enable services ranging from remote patient monitoring to mobile ultrasound services.

According to the report, this growth will be driven by a motivated target market, an increasing demand for lifestyle consumer applications and a diversifying array of attachments.

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Here’s What’s Happening in mHealth

Here’s What’s Happening in mHealthHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

A new treatment-adherence monitoring system that uses mobile-health technology may forever change how tuberculosis is treated. Tuberculosis patients now have a less-intrusive treatment program that will improve the likelihood that they will take all their critical medications.

Efforts underway Down Under could result in the United States lagging behind Australia on patient access to digital health services and other resources for the disabled.

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Infographic: Download This Health App and Call Me in The Morning

Infographic Download This Health App and Call Me in The MorningContrary to reports claiming that many “old school” physicians are resistant to mobile health technologies, let alone mobile health applications, the latest research available shows just the opposite reality emerging in modern medicine.

In fact, 93% of physicians believe that mobile health apps can improve a patient’s health outcome, eClinicalWorks reports. What’s more, 89% of doctors are likely to recommend a mobile health app to a patient.

“In order to transform healthcare, patients need to be engaged,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “People are invested in and want to be engaged in their health as long as they trust the source of the information.”

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9 in 10 Doctors Would Recommend mHealth Applications to Patients

It’s an incredible statistic that underscores the rampant adoption of mHealth tools by physicians eager to bolster quality healthcare through the advancements of contemporary technology.

A new survey of healthcare providers conducted by eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, shows that 93 percent of physicians find value in having a mobile health app connected to electronic health records (EHRs).

The same survey found that 93 percent of physician respondents believe that mobile health apps can improve a patient’s health outcome.

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Going to the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C? So Are we!

We wanted to give you the heads up that mHealthWatch will be on the ground in Washington D.C. next week to bring you on-site coverage of the annual mHealth Summit.

Building on last year’s massive success, this year’s event promises to be even bigger — highlighting emerging best practices from mHealth implementations as well as the latest business, finance, policy and technical perspectives from throughout the healthcare industry.  This year’s summit will be the go-to event for everything mobile healthcare, including more than 400 exhibitors showcasing innovative devices, services, applications, tools and related solutions.  Organizers are expecting more than 4,500 healthcare leaders from nearly 50 different countries around the world.

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