December 9, 2015
Some 43 percent of consumers said using artificial intelligence to create a personal medical advisor would be a good idea, according to Ericsson's annual Hot Consumer Trends Survey of 6,649 iOS and Android urban smartphone users in cities around the world. The company's annual survey asks consumers for their take on futuristic scenarios. For example, last year one of the survey categories was "...
December 7, 2015
According to a new report from Swedish analyst firm Berg Insight, 4.9 million patients were remotely monitored in 2015, up 51 percent from the previous year. The firm predicts that number will continue to grow at a CAGR of 48.9 percent, leading to 36.1 million remotely monitored patients in 2020.
Berg Insight does not include voluntary personal health tracking in its RPM research. The 2015 device...
December 2, 2015
According to a new report from Parks Associates, ownership of digital health and wellness devices in the United States -- especially fitness trackers -- is steadily climbing. And, the report contends, reports of widespread abandonment of fitness trackers are greatly exaggerated.
Parks spoke with 5,000 US broadband households and found that 33 percent have adopted a digital health technology, up...
December 2, 2015
Wristly, a relatively new research firm that aims to provide independent research on the Apple Watch, has released a small survey that includes data from Apple Watch owners who were dissatisfied with the product.
The survey, of 330 Apple Watch owners, found that about half of users ditched their device within two weeks. A majority of those that ditched their device in this time tossed it in a...
November 24, 2015
By Jessica Davis, Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down.
"The initiatives have yet to be defined, as it's a departure on how physicians and care...
November 12, 2015
Diabetes monitoring app
Patients view physicians as more knowledgeable about digital health than physicians view themselves, according to a recent Ipsos survey of physicians, the general population, and people with diabetes in the UK and US. Ipsos' survey included responses for 200 US providers, 200 UK providers, 4,185 US consumers, 2,503 UK consumers, 416 people with Type 2 diabetes in the US...
November 11, 2015
The health app market, currently valued at $10B, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent to reach $31 billion by 2020, according to a report from research2guidance.
Although the health app market has seen significant growth, Zuzana Vranova, a senior research analyst at research2guidance, said that app developers are still trying to find effective monetization strategies. Existing...
November 4, 2015
A new survey of 5,000 patients and 626 physicians conducted by Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives found that consumer access to digital health technology is still quite low, especially compared to consumers' wants.
For instance, the survey found that 36 percent of adults were interested in a 24-7 telephone line for medical advice, but only 14 percent had access to one. Similarly, 28 percent...
October 26, 2015
Following up on their report on consumerism in healthcare, Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi sat down with a few entrepreneurs that are trying to make direct-to-consumer business models in healthcare work. They grappled with the question of whether an increase of patients engaging with their health really translates to viability for direct-to-consumer healthcare companies.
October 19, 2015
So far in 2015, venture capital funding in the health IT space is up to nearly $3.6 billion, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
Health IT venture capital funding for just the third quarter was at $1.6 billion across 148 deals, up 32 percent from Q2 2015 and 66 percent from Q3 2014.
Interestingly, the most lucrative area of funding for Q3 was "rating, booking and comparison...