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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 19, 2013

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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Chiang Mai University and Saraphi Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand have developed a mobile app aimed to survey, collect and digitize health data of Saraphi’s district residents. Read Original Content

A recent survey by Deloitte found 43 percent of doctors use smartphones or tablets for clinical purposes, which the firm suggested included EHR access, e-prescribing, and physician-to-physician communication. The study polled 613 physicians in the United States. Read Original Content

Mobile devices among healthcare professionals have exploded over the last few years. On average clinicians use 6.4 different mobile devices in a day according to IDC Healthcare Insights Study. Read Original Content

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The market for mobile health sensors will grow at an eye-popping 69 percent compounded annual growth rate over the next five years to $5.6 billion by 2017. In 2012 the market was worth $407 million. That's according to mobile research firm Research2Guidance, which recently issued a new five-year report on the global mHealth market. Read Original Content

Most U.S. physicians think the use of health IT systems ultimately will result in higher costs, according to a new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Read Original Content
By 2018 ABI analysts say disposable Medical Body Area Network sensor shipments will hit five million. Previously, ABI reported 160 million wireless wearable health devices, of which disposable sensors are a sub-category, would ship in 2017. Read Original Content

According to results of a recent analysis of the Asia Pacific region’s m-health marketplace, the market’s value grew to $7.9 billion last year due to investments from governments in that area. Read Original Content

University of California San Francisco has launched a new app for the Apple iPad that presents a novel approach to learning the neurological physical exam, a challenging series of assessments aimed at diagnosing neurological disorders in patients. Read Original Content

Mumbai-based medical devices startup Biosense Technologies Pvt Ltd has launched its second product, uChek app, which enables physicians and patients to analyze urine samples using their smartphones, measuring parameters such as glucose, ketones and leukocytes. Read Original Content

A study conducted in Rio de Janeiro has shown that using m-health technology for monitoring patients who are living in poor urban neighborhoods can help to increase the access those individuals have to healthcare services while decreasing the amount of spending required to provide that care. Read Original Content

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