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Asia mHealth to Hit $7 Million by 2017

Asia may mark the next frontier for mHealth adoption according to a study conducted by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Although the study has not been released in its entirety yet, GSMA has given out a sneak peak of the results.

The head of GSMA’s mobile health unit Jeanine Vos has announced that the results of this study foresee Asian mHealth market opportunities growing from the current $500 million to $7 billion by 2017. The study also predicted that 55 percent of this total will be devoted to health monitoring devices and services and 24 percent will be directed at diagnostic services.

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Report: Wireless Patient Monitors the Fastest Growing Mobile Medical Device Segment

In a new report published today from market research firm Kalorama Information, it was found that wireless patient monitoring devices are currently the fastest growing segment in the larger medical device industry in terms of revenue earned.

Revenues for these devices have more than doubled in the last four years, and are expected to double again over the next four years.  With a growth rate of 23% between 2008 and 2010, these devices saw greater growth than what Kalorama had estimated for minimally invasive surgical devices, specialty catheters and defibrillators — devices which have drawn attention in recent years.

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