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By Aditi Pai 11:31 am September 28, 2015
Some 51 percent of patients who communicate with their doctor via email or text instead of just by phone said they don't feel as rushed to ask questions, according to a recent Surescripts survey of 1,000 adults. The survey was conducted by Kelton Global. While 46 percent said they feel more comfortable asking their doctor questions via email or text instead of just by phone, 43 percent said that...
By Aditi Pai 10:53 am September 28, 2015
Some 65 percent of millennials think its important to track their fitness, according to a survey of 5,000 millennials, aged 14 to 34, commissioned by Technogym, a fitness equipment manufacturer. The survey was conducted by Loudhouse, a UK-based independent research agency. The survey found that 72 percent of millennials said one benefit of tracking their fitness is that they could do it on the go...
By Jonah Comstock 10:57 am September 22, 2015
What expectations about technology will the next generation of physicians have? That's the question Epocrates set out to answer with its Future Physicians of America survey of more than 1,000 medical students. The students surveyed overwhelmingly agreed that interoperability of EHRs was critically needed, and that it needs to be easy to share patient data across different stakeholders, both...
By Jonah Comstock 09:36 am September 17, 2015
There are more than twice as many health apps as there were in 2013, but whether those apps are better tools for doctors and patients is a mixed bag: while apps today are more likely than two years ago to connect to another device or wearable and more likely to connect to social media, they are no more likely to connect to provider systems or to have more than one function, according to a new...
By Aditi Pai 11:02 am September 16, 2015
By 2018, 8 percent of health systems' acquisition volume will be made up of digital health startups, up from 1 percent in 2014, according to a report from Accenture, which made projections based on an analysis of 1,500 healthcare provider acquisitions between 2006 and 2015. Accenture defines digital health startups as companies that are developing sensors, analytics, and cloud tools for offerings...
By Brian Dolan 07:45 am September 1, 2015
The global mobile health market is expected to top $49 billion by 2020, according to research firm Grand View Research, which made the same prediction 18 months ago. In 2012 the firm valued the global mobile health market at $1.95 billion. Grand View predicts the market will have a compound annual growth rate of nearly 48 percent from 2013 to 2010. The increasingly large aging population and the...
By Jonah Comstock 10:57 am August 31, 2015
Millennials are more likely than baby boomers to crowdsource their choice of physician, both online and in-person with friends, according to a new 3,000-person survey from Nuance. "We know a huge number of patients today are looking up symptoms and health information online, so it’s just a matter of time until they shop for physicians and communicate grievances that way, too,” Dr. Tony Oliva, ...
By Aditi Pai 09:36 am August 31, 2015
In the second quarter of 2015, Apple shipped 3.6 million units of the Apple Watch globally, just under Fitbit's 4.4 million units, according to a report on wearable devices from the International Data Corporation (IDC). Fitbit still has the largest market share, 24.3 percent, though its share is 6 percent less than it was in the second quarter of 2014. Meanwhile, Apple, which only began shipping ...
By Aditi Pai 11:20 am August 27, 2015
The demand for wearable devices, which include fitness bands, smartwatches, smart glasses, and other sensor-enabled devices, has decreased after reaching a high point in January, according to an Argus Insights report compiled from approximately 328,000 consumer reviews since January 2014. Argus explained that over the last 18 months, the wearable market has grown significantly. Demand was slow at...
By Brian Dolan 08:34 am August 25, 2015
According to non-profit association National Business Group on Health, next year significantly more large employers will offer telehealth services to their employees than this year. The survey, which was conducted in June, included responses from 140 of the largest companies in the US. The employers survey expect their health care benefits costs to increase 6 percent in 2016, but many plan to...