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By Jeff Lagasse August 17, 2017
The wearables market continues to generate a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Fitness trackers and smartwatches remain the flag bearers of the wearable market, seeing growth but at a slower pace than has been estimated, according to a new report from Tractica.   Meanwhile, other wearable device categories such as body sensors continue to show strong promise, driven largely by...
By Jack McCarthy March 6, 2017
Patient expectations about the power of digital health records are well ahead of the ability of healthcare providers to keep up, according to a new survey. The report, by Transcend Insights, Humana’s population health management company, found that a vast majority of patients (97 percent) believe it is important for any health institution, regardless of type or location, to have access to their...
By Jonah Comstock June 27, 2016
According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would choose a primary care physician who offers a patient-facing app over one who doesn't.  The survey results included 2,025 US adults aged 18 and older, among whom 1,736 have health insurance and a primary care doctor. The survey showed that by and...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2016
According to a new report from data security company Arxan, even some FDA-cleared mobile health apps and apps recommended by the UK’s NHS are vulnerable to multiple security risks from the Open Web Application Security Project’s list of top ten mobile security vulnerabilities. On top of that, nearly half of health IT decision makers who oversee apps expect to be hacked in the next six months. “...
By Jonah Comstock June 2, 2015
A new survey of more than 1,500 teenagers in the US by the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University shows that a majority of teenagers go online to look for health information, though considerably fewer use digital health tools or wearables. According to the survey, 84 percent of teens have gotten health information online. Twenty-five percent say say they have gotten “a...
By Chris Gullo October 12, 2011
There are currently 96 million smartphones in use in the US, an increase of an incredible fifty-seven percent from this time last year, according to CTIA's latest survey, which it unveiled this week at their annual event in San Diego. In addition, the number of wireless subscriber connections recently surpassed the number of people in the US for the first time. There are currently 327.6 million...
By Brian Dolan April 13, 2010
The mobile health trend started to pick up steam halfway through last year: Since then a flurry of reports have hit the interwebs with insightful analysis and punchy interviews well worth reading. At the close of 2009, MobiHealthNews published its own Wireless Health State of the Industry Report, which we offered up as a holiday gift to our readers. There are many other high quality reports...
By Brian Dolan January 19, 2010
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox writes that a forthcoming report from the research firm predicts that the number of machine-to-machine and embedded devices worldwide will increase to nearly 412 million by 2014. Cox writes that number "represents the tip of the iceberg of its future potential." The analyst's blog post wonders if M2M will drive the next 5 billion wireless connections. While...
By Brian Dolan December 1, 2009
UK government launches alcohol tracking app: Public health minister Gillian Merron said: "It is all too easy to lose track of how much you drink. So as the festive parties build up, this innovative tool will help people keep tabs on their drinking - wherever they are. Sticking within the recommended limits means you reduce the risk of serious conditions such as mouth cancer and strokes." The...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
TripleTree recently announced the availability of its latest research report: Wireless and Mobile Health Report, a follow-up to its classic Telemedicine 2.0 report from 2007, which we still reference because of its helpful categorization of the wireless health market. TripleTree's latest report is likely to be even more useful (and it's free -- register for a copy here.) While previous reports...

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