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By Aditi Pai November 13, 2014
Thirteen percent of consumers plan to purchase a health or fitness wearable device within the next year, according to a survey of 2,000 consumers from Acquity Group, a subsidiary of Accenture. Acquity Group questioned consumers about all internet of things (IoT) technologies, which the company defines as everyday devices that connect to the internet through embedded sensors and computing power...
By Aditi Pai October 2, 2014
The mobile health market is expected to be valued at $6.7 billion by the end of 2014, according to a report from research firm Visiongain. London-based Visiongain defines mobile health as "the practice of medicine and health services, through mobile devices" and analyzed smartphone and tablet apps for its report. Apps included in the report range from free apps all the way to premium apps that...
By Aditi Pai September 22, 2014
Funding for digital health startups will reach $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, up from $3.5 billion in 2014, according to a recent report from consulting firm Accenture. Digital health funding last year topped $2.8 billion. “A digital disruption is playing out in healthcare that will change social interactions, alter consumer expectations and, ultimately, improve health outcomes,” Accenture...
By Jonah Comstock August 5, 2014
Makers of EEG tracking headband devices have pitched the devices with a number of different use cases: as a biofeedback device to help the user manage stress, as a controller for gadgets, or as a quantified self device for assessing sleep. Now Philips Healthcare and Accenture have teamed up to show off the possibility of using one such device, the Emotiv Insight Brainware, to help patients with...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2014
Patients want pharmaceutical companies to reach out to them through more digital channels, and to offer more value-add services, according to a new survey from Accenture of 2,000 American adults who are taking one or more medications and have a household income of $25,000 or more. "Providing personalized and value-add services in support of the products they sell is common across almost every...
By Aditi Pai January 7, 2014
Percentage of consumers interested in buying digital offerings In the United States, 43 percent of consumers are interested in buying a health monitor and another 43 percent are interested in buying a fitness monitor, according to an Accenture survey. Both numbers were around 10 percent lower than global averages -- 54 percent were interested in purchasing a health monitor and 52 percent would...
By Jonah Comstock November 27, 2013
Older Americans are using the internet more and more, and they are particularly interested in using online and mobile technology for health-related purposes, according to a new study from Accenture Research. Accenture surveyed 9,015 adults in nine countries, including 1,470 US seniors 65 over and conducted a separate survey of 200 Medicare consumers. They found that among the Medicare set, most...
By Aditi Pai September 6, 2013
Last week, Teladoc acquired Consult A Doctor for an undisclosed sum. This news marked the eleventh acquisition so far this year. Four months ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of six acquisitions that had occurred so far in 2013, starting in January when athenahealth bought Epocrates for $293 million. Just a month after that, Jawbone acquired Massive Health to improve its wearable health device...
By Jonah Comstock August 6, 2013
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has announced the official launch of its Wired for Health mobile trial, which had begun recruiting last month, when the Institute brought on Dr. Steven Steinhubl as director of digital medicine. "We are excited to embark on one of the first robust, cross-industry studies using multiple mobile medical sensors to determine whether we can lower...
By Jonah Comstock March 8, 2013
Source: Ruder Finn mHealth Report Several surveys were released this past week at -- or coinciding with -- HIMSS, focusing on different areas of consumer engagement in digital health. The Atlantic surveyed 1,000 US residents, finding that only 12 percent had emailed or texted their doctors. A Ruder Finn survey of more than 1,000 US adults found that 16 percent of smartphone and tablet users...

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