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IDC: Mobile Solutions Can Address MEA’s Healthcare Challenges

IDC Mobile Solutions Can Address MEA's Healthcare ChallengesToday, across the Middle East and Africa, countless healthcare challenges are preventing millions from receiving the medical care or simple guidance they desperately need. But the number of those in need would be much higher if not for the escalating penetration of mobile technologies across the the Middle East and Africa in recent years.

According to a new report from IDC, mobile solutions can and should be used more aggressively to address MEA’s healthcare challenges.

“ICT investments will boost in the four core healthcare markets of Middle East and Africa,” the research firm acknowledges, noting that spending on IT services and products among healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and the UAE “will grow by 70% over the next five years, expanding at 11.2% CAGR over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018.”
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mobileStorm Sadly Fires Most of Its Employees, Happily Rehires Them for New Healthcare-Focused Spin-Off

mobileStorm Sadly Fires Most of Its Employees, Happily Rehires Them for New Healthcare-Focused Spin-OffWith over 70 percent of Americans carrying smartphones with them everywhere they go and more Americans accessing the Internet via mobile than personal computers, companies must have a mobile strategy and technology platform partners to execute the strategy. This shift is even more critical to the healthcare industry, which is now onboarding millions of more consumers due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The application of mobile communications strategies in this industry will have a tremendous impact to multi-hundred-billion-dollar problems, such as diabetes, medication adherence and high patient remittance rates.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories

mHealth The Week’s Top StoriesHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

According to Austin’s Business Journal, the annual South By Southwest convention is adding a new medical technology track of programming to the SXSW Interactive side of its spring festival which will be held next March.

According to AdWeek, programmatic advertising, best known for being used by desktop, tablet and smartphone marketers, is coming to the nascent wearables market.

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Mobile Innovation More Important Now than Ever in Healthcare

Mobile Innovation More Important Now than Ever in HealthcareThough innovation has always been an important part of the healthcare industry, there seems to be a roadblock when it comes to implementing the next big revolution: mobile healthcare. Doctors and patients alike are quickly warming to this new type of communication, which could potentially streamline the entire healthcare community, especially for the younger generations.

Doctors are now, on average, about thirty-years-old. This means that most doctors have grown up on technology and have it heavily integrated into their lives.

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Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Continues to Climb

Rock Health Digital Health Funding Continues to ClimbAccording to Rock Health’s new end-of-year report for 2013, $1.92 billion in funding poured into digital health last year.

Since 2011, funding has climbed over 100%.

Based on the report’s findings, there were 195 digital health deals last year worth over $2 million each.

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Smartphones Becoming Smart Enough To Know When You Are Sick

Mobile services designer Mark Curtis says mobile is reshaping health care as we know it.

“In the not-too-distant future,” Curtis asserts in a new CNN editorial, “you’ll receive a full diagnosis and cure from your smartphone before you have even realized you’re unwell.”

According to Curtis, who serves as chief client officer at design consultancy Fjord, digital is set to embark on a path of “radical transformation” in the health and wellness sector.

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Infographic: Mobile Healthcare Faces the Future

We came across this nice little infographic this morning that shows the future of mobile healthcare broken down by present and future trends, along with current adoption rates.

We cover the growth of the industry all the time, but it’s still fascinating just how quickly adoption continues.  Consider this; 62% of physicians are now using tablets, with over half of them using it at the point-of-care, and even 71% of nurses are now using smartphones at work.  There’s more than 40,000 medical apps now available for tablets and smartphones, and more than 247M people have downloaded a health app.

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