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Which Mobile OS Has the Healthiest Market Outlook?


Why mHealth Service Providers May Want to Put More Focus on AndroidAccording to freshly published research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments reached 375 million units in the third quarter of 2016.

And it’s a big Android success story.

The Android operating system captured a record 88 percent global marketshare, squeezing Apple iOS and others, the report summary notes.

Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, says global smartphone shipments grew 6 percent annually from 354.2 million units in Q3 2015 to 375.4 million in Q3 2016.

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Worldwide Slide Ahead for Mobile


Smartphones May Prove Critical in Care of Rural Patients with HIVMobile phone shipments are expected to tumble 1.6 percent this year but will return to growth next year.

That’s according to Gartner, Inc. Researchers at the respected firm say that worldwide combined shipments for devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to decline 3 percent in 2016.

This will mark the second consecutive year of decline.

The global devices market fell by 0.75 percent in 2015.

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mHealth May Be Booming, But Smartphone Sales Are Stagnant


mHealth May Be Booming, But Smartphone Sales Are StagnantAccording to a new report from IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.46 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 1.6% in 2016.

That’s the projection shared Friday by the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% growth in 2015, the report explains.

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63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed Smartphones


63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed SmartphonesOn Wednesday, Spyglass Consulting Group released its most recent healthcare study entitled Large-scale Smartphone-based deployments enable hospital-wide communications.   

Overall, the study shows that 63 percent of hospitals and health systems surveyed have deployed or plan to deploy a mobile communications platform supporting more than 500 Smartphones over the next 12 to 18 months.

According to a news release, these deployments “address the mission- and patient-critical communications required by nurses and other mobile hospital workers across the enterprise.”

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Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth Adoption


Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth AdoptioncomScore, a media measurement and analytics company, has just released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix.

comScore’s data reports key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for August 2015.

Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.1 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 51.7 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.

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MiniMed Connect Now Available for Smartphone Access


MiniMed Connect Now Available for Smartphone AccessOn Monday, Medtronic — a leader in medical technology — announced U.S. commercial availability of MiniMed Connect, a product designed to enable people with diabetes to “discreetly and conveniently” view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information on a smartphone.

MiniMed Connect provides greater convenience for people with diabetes, greater peace of mind for their care partners, and more convenient access to diabetes data for healthcare teams.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, MiniMed Connect also allows care partners to view and monitor this diabetes information via CareLink Personal, Medtronic’s therapy management software (It delivers preset text notifications to care partners when the person with diabetes experiences sugar levels that go too high or too low or when an alarm on the pump isn’t cleared).
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Is Text Messaging The Future of Blood Drives?


Is Text Messaging The Future of Blood DrivesAccording to a new report from our sister site Mobile Marketing Watch, SMS may hold the key to boosting blood donations.

Per the details shared, blood donation rates are actually on the decline in developed nations around the world. It is for this reason that the Stockholm blood service in Sweden decided to turn to modern mobile communication to let donors know the impact they are making with their donation.

After someone donates blood, they probably never give it a second thought. While patient privacy must be protected, this is not to say that a donor cannot be made aware of when their blood has been used by a recipient.

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