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Mobile Health Market : USD 10.2 Billion Globally by 2018

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Mobile Health Market Is Expected to Reach USD 10.2 Billion Globally by 2018 ...
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Why the growth?

 

"The global mHealth market is primarily driven by factors such as the increasing adoption of smartphones and rising incidences of chronic diseases. The development in smartphone applications has created new and interactive ways of communication between patients and healthcare providers. Use of smartphone applications is expected to revolutionize the mHealth market by improving healthcare delivery and dissemination of medical information"

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Clearly this massive trend requires to rethink how they deliver their message to doctors and patients on smartphones and e detailing platforms
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Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?

Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
There are still some folks around who remember outhouses and manual typewriters. But fewer and fewer, to be honest. Now we're in the zoom era of

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Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions

Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
RT @mHealthInsight: @DrDave01 @WSJ Doctors need to know where to look http://t.co/6seWtdeIsB & must realise Patients require Medical Device…
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Top 10 Medical Apps for Cardiology

Top 10 Medical Apps for Cardiology | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

When you search the term “Cardiology” in the iTunes app store and Google Play you get about 400 and 250 results respectively. Finding those needles in the haystack, those few apps that will actually help you deliver better care can be challenging to say the least. So leave that search to us.

Here’s a list of 10 great cardiology apps to get you started. The apps in this list are based on our experience reviewing over a thousand apps to date and my personal experiences using many of these apps as a cardiology fellow. We’ll be updating and amending this list in the future as we discover more new, innovative apps.

In this edition, you’ll notice a few themes including several apps for patient communication as well as a strong presence from professional societies.

DrawMD Cardiology

DrawMD has been an iMedicalApps favorite for some time. Designed to facilitate discussions between cardiologists and their patients, the Cardiology edition of the DrawMD series has several sketches of cardiac anatomy on which you can draw either free form or using “stamps.”

For example, one of the including drawings is an artery in cross-section. When explaining a focal stenosis, you can add a stamp that adds an atherosclerotic plaque to the vessel. When talking about pre-dilating the lesion, you can add a stamp that adds an intracoronary balloon inside the stenosis. There’s a library of stock images and stamps designed to faciliate common discussions cardiologists have with their patients.

One nice feature worth mentioning is the ability to import images or take pictures within the app that can then be drawn on. All of the images, including annotations, can be shared with your patient by email.

Price: Free
Platforms: iPad
iMedicalApps Review: Our review of this version is coming, but check out our prior reviews of DrawMD Surgery and DrawMD OB/Gyn.
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Health Wearables Still In Its Early Days, PwC Reports Reveals

Health Wearables Still In Its Early Days, PwC Reports Reveals | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Health wearables are still in the early stages of technology and product adoption cycles, according to PwC’s Consumer Intelligence Series – The Wearable Future report – an extensive U.S. research project that surveyed 1,000 consumers, wearable technology influencers and business executives, as well as monitored social media chatter, to explore the technology’s impact on society and business. In conjunction with The Wearable Future report, PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) also launched a separate report, Health wearables: Early days, further examining consumers’ attitudes and behaviors toward health wearable technology.

According to Greentech CEO Ian Clark, health wearables are “a bit trivial right now.” “I don’t doubt that the wearable piece is going to be a productive business model for people. I just don’t know whether it’s going to bend the curve in terms of health outcomes,” Clark said at the recent Rock Health Innovation Summit.

While fitness bands, smart watches and other wearables are already established in the market, many of them have under-delivered on expectations. Consider that 33 percent of surveyed consumers who purchased a health wearable technology device more than a year ago now say they no longer use the device at all or use it infrequently. Currently, only 1 in 5 American adults owns a wearable device with only 1 in 10 using it on a daily basis.

Key drivers of the low adoption rate include:

- Price

- privacy

- security

- lack of “actionable” and inconsistent information from such devices

In fact, 82 percent of respondents were worried that wearable technology would invade their privacy and 86 percent expressed concern that wearables would make them more vulnerable to security breaches.

In order for health wearables to take advantage of the $2.8 trillion healthcare opportunity, companies must better engage the consumer, turn data into insights and create a simplified user experience to improve consumer health.  Additional key findings and recommendations from HRI’s Health wearables: Early days report include:

- Consumers have not yet embraced wearable health technology in large numbers, but they’re interested. More than 80 percent of consumers said an important benefit of wearable technology is its potential to make health care more convenient. Companies hoping to exploit this nascent interest will have to create affordable products offering greater value for both users and their healthcare partners.

- Consumers do not want to pay much for their wearable devices; they would rather be paid to use them. Companies – especially insurers and healthcare providers – offering incentives for use may gain traction. HRI’s report found that 68 percent of consumers would wear employer-provided wearables streaming anonymous data to an information pool in exchange for break on their insurance premiums. Moreover, consumers are more willing to try wearable technology provided by their primary care doctor’s office than they are from any other brand or category.

- While employers and health company executives expect wearables to provide valuable insights, few consumers are interested in using wearables to share health data with friends and family, and, citing concerns about privacy, consumers trust their personal physicians most with their health data. Therefore, companies should ensure privacy policies are crystal clear. Physicians already have the trust of consumers, and healthcare organizations have expertise in protecting personal health information. Consumers will want to see those high standards applied to health wearables data, especially as they become integrated into electronic medical records.

- Consumers may need a human touch to help them choose a device and its associated apps. An “apps formulary” of apps vetted by medical teams (and available in a virtual apps pharmacy) could help consumers wade through the thousands of health apps and devices.

“For wearables to help shape the New Health Economy, next generation devices will need to be interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven,” said Vaughn Kauffman, principal, PwC Health Industries. “Wearable data can be used by insurers and employers to better manage health, wellness and healthcare costs, by pharmaceutical and life sciences companies to run more robust clinical trials, and by healthcare providers to capture data to support outcomes-based reimbursement. But it will be critical to address the consumer concerns that we’ve identified, such as cost, privacy, and ease of use.” For more information,

Both reports are available for download at: 


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Daphne Press, RN LNC's curator insight, October 21, 8:40 PM

Coordinating the upcoming ABA Health Law Section FDA Medical Device Fundamentals webinar. So, radar tuned to devices.

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Should we diagnose rare diseases with smartphones?

Should we diagnose rare diseases with smartphones? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
An object in your pocket could help diagnose rare diseases like Ebola, finds David Robson – and one day it might even replace the doctor’s surgery too.
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Medicine 2.0: what researchers are learning about mHealth and gamification - mHealth

Medicine 2.0: what researchers are learning about mHealth and gamification - mHealth | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Medicine 2.0 is a congress that promotes Internet, Social Media and Mobile Apps applied to medicine. Since the first edition in Toronto in 2008,...

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VCs Should Back Gadgets for the Sick, Not the Healthy, Doctors Say

VCs Should Back Gadgets for the Sick, Not the Healthy, Doctors Say | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Rather than chasing the next gadget that could catch on with fitness fanatics and early adopters, investors should turn their focus to more important markets, doctors said at a conference.

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Art Jones's curator insight, October 19, 10:12 AM

"Rather than chasing the next gadget or service that could catch on with fitness fanatics and early adopters, investors should turn their focus to companies serving an exponentially larger group of consumers: the chronically ill, the elderly and people worldwide suffering from more than one health condition."

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Looking to slash Medicaid costs? First, find the patients

Looking to slash Medicaid costs? First, find the patients | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Integral to effective care coordination with Medicaid beneficiaries involves the ability to communicate with sick and chronically ill patients. But it turns out the majority of Medicaid patients can't even be found by states and health plans.

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Stanford launches research center for wearables

Led by the co-founders of Vivametrica, the Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology aims to draw meaningful and useful data from consumer-facing wearable devices -- just what the doctor is waiting for.

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SPIMESENSE's curator insight, October 19, 9:09 AM

Excellent move from Stanford!

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The Reason Silicon Valley Hasn't Built a Good Health App

The Reason Silicon Valley Hasn't Built a Good Health App | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Homogenous teams of innovators make products for people just like them. And that's a problem.
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Keith McGuinness's curator insight, October 15, 1:29 PM

Amen!  The analysis remains true 2+ years later.

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Sensors in digital health: what do consumers want and need?

Sharing this nice deck from Maneesh Juneja (@ManeeshJuneja)


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Michael Seres's curator insight, October 14, 11:22 AM

Fascinating insight by @Maneesh Juneja the figures seem to correlate to much of the evidence out there

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Asia-Pacific Mobile Health Market - Segmented by Monitoring and Diagnostic Medical Device and Services (Cardiac Monitors, Diabetes Management devices, Multi Parameter Trackers, Diagnostic Devices),...

Asia-Pacific Mobile Health Market - Segmented by Monitoring and Diagnostic Medical Device and Services (Cardiac Monitors, Diabetes Management devices, Multi Parameter Trackers, Diagnostic Devices),... | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Asia Pacific Mobile Health Market is estimated to be $1.56 billion and is expected to reach $9.53 billion by 2019 with a CAGR of 43.60%.
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Replacing Glucose Tests With An Always-On Sensor--Hidden In Your Contacts

Replacing Glucose Tests With An Always-On Sensor--Hidden In Your Contacts | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Instead of pricking and bleeding, diabetics will now get their glucose data straight from their eyes.

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Mobile Tool to Provide Early Warning of Declining Health

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The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care is co-developing technology to predict declining health status in acute and critically ill patients and to alert appropriate clinicians via smartphones.
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Insights into the online hospital appointment process

Insights into the online hospital appointment process | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
According to a 2012 Google Hospital Study84% of patients use both online and offline sources for health information research before making an appointment.

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5 Ways Digital Health Startups Can Break From the Pack

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It's a good time to be a healthcare startup, as investors are pouring billions into the market. However, it’s a crowded field and to attract funding you have to stand out. Here are five tips to help digital health startups land venture capital.
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Sanofi US survey reveals differences in opinion about diabetes

Sanofi US survey reveals differences in opinion about diabetes | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Michael JohnsenSanofi US announced Wednesday the findings of a new survey that reveals striking differences in opinion among various age groups about diabetes and available treatment options.

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Mobile Apps for Cancer Patients

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Which apps can be used by chronic cancer patients to help them with their illness and overall health?


There are literally thousands of medical apps in the marketplace and it is very difficult to sift through them and find out which ones are easy to use, practical and helpful.


Joan Justice  did some research, asked some patients, and read a lot of reviews to try and get an idea of which ones were helpful for chronic cancer patients and published this...


It includes some of my recommendations: ClinicalTrialsSeek and Pillboxie along with many others...


read the article here : http://healthworkscollective.com/joan-justice/150181/mobile-apps-chronic-cancer-patients






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mHealth: The Most Underutilized Force in Patient Engagement?

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Is mHealth the most underutilized Force in Patient Engagement? James Dias, CEO at Wellbe shares how we can leverage mhealth to improve healthcare.
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Is your health app tourist or local?

Is your health app tourist or local? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

English is one of the most common second languages in the world, with its estimated one billion speakers equating to 14% of the world's population. However, if you are developing an app and think this means you can avoid having it translated into other languages, you might want to think again.

The reality is that only 6% of people on the planet speak English as their first language, while 22% will own a smartphone by the end of 2014. The ten countries with the highest smartphone sales in 2014 are China, India, the US, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Germany, France and the UK. These simple statistics paint a clear picture of the need to localize and translate all apps for the global market.

Take the following scenario: wanting to improve its relationship with the end customer, a pharma company creates two apps. The one for the customer offers online help, easy daily monitoring of a condition and collection of data associated with it. The other app, for sales reps, is designed to help them present information and choices to HCPs. The English-language apps are launched across Europe but, after an initial burst of enthusiasm, there is little interest. Why?

The answer is simple: the apps aren't personal, and that's what mobile health is all about. It's about being accessible to customers at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day, and making their life easier. The key to providing a personal service is being able to communicate with the customer in his native language.

If you are going to be involved in your customer's daily life, you want the product to be easy to use and to fit seamlessly into his or her daily routine. For example, some apps monitor type and intensity of pain in order to give an indication of disease progress. Can you imagine waking up at 3 a.m. in excruciating pain and then trying to navigate through different pain assessments in a foreign language?

Health is a very personal issue and it is crucial that the information patients share with their doctors is accurate. Collecting information with an English-language app but discussing it in Spanish is far from ideal; misusing words with subtle differences in meaning could result in an incorrect or even harmful clinical decision, not to mention poor patient compliance.

If you really want your app to be successful on a global scale, you need to localize it and speak the language of the local market. This is where transcreation comes in – it's what defines you as a “local” rather than as just a “tourist.”

“Transcreation” combines “translation” and “creation” to provide tailored copy for a target market; in contrast with literal translation, transcreation takes into account local culture, tone and vocabulary. In the UK, “sick” means “vomit,” whereas in countries including the US and New Zealand it simply means “unwell.”

In order to create a global app, you need to ensure that the original version has been internationalized, which makes it easy to localize for a given market. Internationalization is a design principle which aims to produce software applications that can readily be adapted to other languages and regions without costly engineering changes. Internationalization has a few key characteristics, including using Unicode to make sure all characters are displayed correctly, options for formatting time and date according to local style and making sure that the correct currencies and measurement units are used.

In terms of translation, internationalization requires an app to be flexible enough to allow for discrepancies in word length, which can differ between languages by as much as 40%. There are also differences in character sizes (e.g., Latin characters require less space than Chinese ones). App creators should also pay close attention to layout, as this will be mirrored when working with languages such as Hebrew and Arabic that read right to left.

Of course, countries that primarily speak a single language still have regional differences, so pharma brands that don't want to seem like a tourist might want to take this into consideration. The British mental image of a vacationing American's “fanny pack” might be just as awkward as an American host's interpretation of a traveling Brit's “bum bag.” App creators should always use translators who are based in the country where the company is launching its app. Language changes quickly and it is vital for transcreation that writers are immersed in their local culture.

Finally, there are an estimated 50.5 million expats in the world, so it is increasingly important to avoid assuming a user's location from his language and vice versa. Expats are a prime example of people whose mother tongue differs from the native language of the country in which they work. An English native speaker in Italy, for example, would probably want an app in English but with Italian localization options.

The more flexible a pharma company is when designing its health app, the more effectively the app will fulfill its huge global potential. The key to success lies in effective internationalization and localization. To deliver a personal app that makes a customer feel connected and supported, transcreation is an essential task.  

Joanna Laurson-Doube, PhD, is group account director at Mother Tongue Life, the medical arm of transcreation agency Mother Tongue Writers


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MyHealthDirect raises $8 million for white-labeled, appointment-booking

MyHealthDirect raises $8 million for white-labeled, appointment-booking | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
MyHealthDirect raises $8 million for white-labeled, appointment-booking http://t.co/O766fkEJnM #mHealth #eHealth
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Health in hand: mobile technology and the future of healthcare

Wi-Fi, smartphones, and all associated phenomena have permeated lives all around the globe. We are just seeing the first generation of humans to grow up wi
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Report maps out 87 healthcare accelerators in the US and how they need to evolve

Report maps out 87 healthcare accelerators in the US and how they need to evolve | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
A report by California Healthcare Foundation maps out healthcare accelerators around the U.S. and highlights ways some healthcare accelerators are evolving.

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Art Jones's curator insight, October 13, 5:53 PM

NYC's Pilot tech sounds interesting in that it is built to foster mashups of technologies among start-ups to provide greater values while shortening cycle time to market.

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Do You Need an mHealth Public Relations Company?

Do You Need an mHealth Public Relations Company? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
You know your market. You’ve built a compelling story, a relevant marketing message about your mHealth product or service. You’ve [...]
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