Mobile Healthcare (mHealth) News Roundup

Traditional healthcare channels expected to take over apps distributions While online application stores still appear to be the top way to obtain and distribute m-health applications for smartphone use, the stores’ dominance could soon be shifting. Instead, traditional healthcare channels–such as hospitals, physicians, or specialized healthcare product vendors–are expected to become the predominant distribution channels, …   Read More

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Traditional healthcare channels expected to take over apps distributions

While online application stores still appear to be the top way to obtain and distribute m-health applications for smartphone use, the stores’ dominance could soon be shifting.

Instead, traditional healthcare channels–such as hospitals, physicians, or specialized healthcare product vendors–are expected to become the predominant distribution channels, according to a new global survey, “Mobile Health Market Report 2010-2015–The Impact of Smartphone Applications.”

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mobileStorm Releases Comprehensive 2011 Mobile Healthcare Report

The report provides great detail on the many facets of the burgeoning mHealth market and gives concrete data that anyone working in the healthcare industry can use.  For example, it provides specific case studies on how national healthcare organizations have reduced expenses related to major medical conditions by as much as 77 percent.  It also explains how smaller practitioners have increased the service provided to their patients while stabilizing their bottom lines; all using mHealth technology.

Topics include mobile health monitoring, telemedicine, mobile medical equipment, RFID, health & fitness applications, secure mobile messaging, electronic medical records (EMRs), social health communities, smartphone applications, personal health records (PHRs) and much more.  As one of the premier solution providers in the healthcare industry, mobileStorm adds its own analysis of the many concepts, technologies, applications and platforms that exist; as well as barriers to expansion and future trends.

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Medical app revenues total $84.1M in 2010

Revenues from smartphone medical apps intended for use by healthcare professionals will more than double between 2009 and 2010, according to a recent estimate by Kalorama Information. In 2009 the market for mobile medical apps was worth about $41 million, or about 1.5 percent of the total mobile app market, the research firm found. Kalorama estimates that sales from mobile medical apps in 2010 will total about $84.1 million.

Kalorama attributes the growth of medical apps in healthcare to the “range of programs, convenience and efficiency that can’t be achieved with traditional computers and pocket drug references,” the research firm stated in a release. Still, the group believes that the “use of smartphones in professional healthcare is still taking shape.”

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Hewlett-Packard signs $30M health-records contract

Palo Alto technology company Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it signed a 52-month, $30 million services agreement with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to create a statewide Medicaid health information exchange.

The information exchange includes the creation of an electronic health records system for Medicaid clients. Changes will also include permanent identification cards with magnetic strips along with electronic prescription technology.

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Why Home Health Technology Will Explode in 2011

We’ve hailed the coming of home health technology for several years now, but we really believe CE pros will embrace the market in 2011 and beyond. That’s when we reach a critical point in terms of the aging population, financially burdened healthcare system, and emergence of exciting technologies for seniors and their caretakers.

That’s also when many CE pros will have exhausted their growth options in traditional home systems integration.  The opportunities in the health technology sector are plentiful as are the terms you may hear to describe them: telehealth, telemedicine, telewellness, connected health, e-health, mHealth (as in mobile), aging in place, digital health and more.

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AT&T Selects MedApps for Remote Care Monitoring Solution

Patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other chronic conditions may soon be able to enjoy the benefits of improved health information transfer. Using wireless technologies, AT&T and MedApps, a recognized leader in the development of wireless mobile remote patient monitoring solutions, announced today the inclusion of MedApps in AT&T’s ForHealth portfolio of mHealth, cloud-based, and telehealth products and solutions.

The ForHealth product ecosystem is intended to streamline healthcare data flow and care delivery and contribute to improved disease management, particularly for those with chronic conditions. Along with other key providers and their products, the inclusion of MedApps’ CloudCare(TM) product line will broaden the mHealth solution suite offered by AT&T, enhancing AT&T’s abilities to offer turnkey solutions for the healthcare industry.

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mHealth: using your phone for early cancer detection

Indian hospital Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH)is one of the largest and most efficient medical facilities in the world. It’s also a centre for mHealth, and has announced a partnership with Harvard/MIT to create mobile technology that could help in the early detection of debilitating diseases.

Located in Bangalore, NH is a huge medical facility dedicated to dropping the cost of accessing expensive pediatric surgery. It does this through efficiency and economy of scale – it is building other hospitals across India, with a combined bed count of 30,000.

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