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News Scan: Snapchat secures $20M; Aetna shuts down CarePass mHealth app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Snapchat's $20 million boost from an investment firm, Aetna's decision to get rid of the CarePass mHealth app, Intel's reveal of its 3G mini-modem or IoT devices, more mobile messaging service options for the enterprise and the role millennials need mobile to play in their in-car experience.

Health insurers need to go mobile to engage consumers, advises IDC

Healthcare insurers need to use mobility and other technologies to engage individual policy consumers in a post-healthcare reform environment, advises a new IDC Health Insights report.

mHealth app helps elderly patients with medical independence

Elderly patients who need help remembering their medication may soon need to look no further than their tablet.

6 factors for building a successful mHealth apps business

Here are six factors that distinguish successful mHealth app publishers from less successful firms.

Mental health monitoring via mobile apps welcomed by most psych outpatients

Mobile applications that monitor mental health and mood would be welcomed by most psychiatric outpatients, according to a survey of 100 patients at a Massachusetts clinic.

Monitoring services fuel growth in mHealth market

Monitoring services are expected to fuel growth in the mobile health market, which Grand View Research forecasts will reach $49.1 billion by 2020, up from $1.95 billion in 2012.

mHealth will be top growth area in healthcare next year, says Frost

Mobile health will be a top area of growth in the healthcare market next year, according to a survey of 1,835 healthcare executives conducted by Frost & Sullivan.

Juniper: M2M, big data to aid mHealth market

The increasing processing power of the smartphone has given rise to innovations in how smartphone apps can bring about new business models in the mHealth sector. mHealth, in combination with the mFitness segment, has created new services and ways of addressing the healthcare industry needs. It has been largely acknowledged that significant cost savings in the health sector can be made if successful mHealth business models are developed.

Smartphones, mobile health apps to fuel growth in mHealth market, says Juniper

The combination of smartphones and mobile health applications and devices are fueling a rapid increase in mHealth services, according to Juniper Research.

Mobile IT could save Europe $132B in health care costs, says PwC

The use of mobile technology in healthcare, known as mHealth, could lower the total annual per capita EU healthcare costs by 18 percent and reduce care costs for chronic conditions by 30 percent.