The market for remote patient monitoring is set to achieve double digit growth in North America, according to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, so long as successful payment strategies are implemented. Last year the remote patient monitoring market made more than $98.2 million, but the market could top $428.6 million by 2015. Frost points to direct reimbursement as one type of payment strategy that needs to mature for the market to grow at this rate.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The implementation of successful payment strategies enables the North American home healthcare and disease management markets for remote patient monitoring to achieve double digit growth in the traditionally mature patient monitoring space. The single largest factor for growth in this highly mature market is the increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease (CD) in the U.S.
One of the drivers often cited as an impetus for wireless healthcare is the shortage of primary care doctors.
While it has yet to rule on whether PHRs should be covered under HIPAA, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted 4-0 and issued a final rule that requires certain "Web-based businesses" to alert consumers if there is a security breach of their electronic health information.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule requiring certain Web-based businesses to notify consumers when the security of their electronic health information is breached.
While investigating potential security holes in wireless pacemakers, Kevin Fu, software engineer and assistant professor of computer science at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has created a prototype "heart-attack machine," according to a MIT Technology Review report.
Healthsense's eNeighbor remote monitoring system aims to help those taking care of friends and family with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.--Families in Ohio and Pennsylvania who use Healthsense's state-of-the-art eNeighbor® remote monitoring to help care for elderly relatives with Alzheimer's disease or dementia say the technology has enabled them to keep their loved ones safe at home for longer and delay placing them permanently in secured memory care units. They also credit the Healthsense technology with improving their own quality of life by helping relieve the stress and strain of tending to seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet announced another successful quarter as revenues for the company totaled $1,945,000, a 244 percent increase over last year. The amount includes $1,625,000 in revenues from the company's $40 million five-year worldwide license and revenue share agreement with AllOne Mobile.
TORONTO, July 31 - Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading provider of secure application platforms for the mobile world, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2009. All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars.