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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 21, 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.

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Seventy-five million U.S. adults used mobile phones for health-related activities in 2012, up from 61 million in 2011, according to a recent report by Manhattan Research. Read Original Content

Researchers are studying the use of mobile phones to document the spread of malaria. The study is part of an effort to stop or control the disease. The World Health Organization says malaria mortality rates have fallen by twenty-five percent since the year 2000. Read Original Content

Small and remote hospitals increasingly are adopting telehealth technology to improve patient care and reduce costs, the New York Times reports. Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

A new mobile phone app helps concussion patients track their activities and symptoms, and share that information with their healthcare team. The app from the University of Michigan, is called Return2Play. Read Original Content

More than 13,600 health and fitness apps are available from the iTunes store, according to a recent MobileHealthNews report. Apps range in content from exercise and diet logs to instructional training videos for workouts. Read Original Content


Technology firm, Avallain Africa has unveiled a second version of its mobile and web health application, iAfya Health Information. The launch of iAfya version two comes with a Kiswahili module breaking the language barrier for millions of Kenyans for whom Swahili is a more natural language to interact and communicate in. Read Original Content

The West Health Institute has developed an application that uses Microsoft's Kinect for Windows motion tracking technology in at-home physical therapy. The Naval Medical Center of San Diego is about to start clinical trials of the program, known as the Reflexion Rehabilitation Measurement Tool. Read Original Content

Physicians and health volunteers successfully screened close to 100 amputees for prosthesis fitting using an award-winning mobile phone application during a medical mission conducted recently in Digos City, Davao del Sur. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

The mobile health, or mHealth, app market in the U.S. is expected to reach $1.3 billion in revenue this year, nearly double last year's $718 million, according to a report by Research2guidance, a mobile technology research firm. Read Original Content

STMicroelectronics announced it is providing wearable body sensor technologies to power the new BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System from Preventice for the detection and monitoring of non-lethal cardiac arrhythmias for ambulatory patients. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.