July 27, 2015
Just over half of ambulatory practice physicians (52 percent) use a mobile device to access patient records or reference data according to a new survey of more than 6,000 physicians from Black Book Market Research. Black Book Rankings, which publishes customer satisfaction survey results for a wide range of industries, does a mobile and EHR-focused survey each year.
While 52 percent of surveyed...
July 20, 2015
Forty-one percent of consumers have never heard of telemedicine, according to a new survey of 1,200 consumers conducted by Survey Sampling International on behalf of HealthMine. That number goes down for millennials, just 30 percent of whom say they haven't heard of telemedicine, but it goes up for the 45 to 64 age group, 46 percent of whom hadn't heard of telemedicine.
HealthMine is a consumer...
July 16, 2015
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor.
The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $31.4 billion, according to a report from Kalorama Information. Kalorama added that the patient monitoring market has benefited from the demand in major healthcare facilities and home treatment markets to move to a wireless system.
Advanced patient monitoring offerings, according to...
July 15, 2015
Some 35 percent of consumers said they would likely choose a virtual visit over an in-person one, according to a TechnologyAdvice survey of 504 US adults conducted via Google Consumer Insights.
The survey also found that 56 percent of respondents said they would be somewhat or very uncomfortable conducting a doctor visit using a telemedicine offering. And 75 percent of people said they would not...
July 13, 2015
Some 46 percent of people who were diagnosed with a chronic condition in the last two years discovered their chronic illness through a wellness program, according to a HealthMine survey of 750 adults who were enrolled in employer-sponsored wellness programs. The survey was conducted in April 2015 and fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI).
HealthMine reported that 28...
July 9, 2015
The annual Most Wired hospitals report and survey results are out, and they include a bevy of metrics about health IT adoption in the US today.
Some 63 percent of hospitals on the 2015 Most Wired list, which includes US hospitals that have reached a certain level of IT adoption, offer patients self-management tools for chronic conditions, according to a companion survey of 741 representatives...
July 7, 2015
The year so far has seen 136 digital health investment deals over $2 million, for a total of $2.1 billion in funding according to Rock Health's mid-year report. Rock Health tracks a narrower range of digital health companies than others and only tracks deals over $2 million.
That number puts the first half of 2015 just $70 million shy of 2014's first half and more or less on track to match 2014'...
July 2, 2015
More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates.
The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings.
“About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home...
July 1, 2015
Investment trends in digital health companies point to increasing evidence of a maturing space, according to StartUp Health's Midyear Report. StartUp's figures show that overall investment tracks with the first half of 2014, but a larger percentage of deals is focused on later-stage companies.
So far this year, StartUp Health has reported 226 deals and a total of $2.8 billion in funding,...
June 30, 2015
The global market for self-monitoring health technologies reached $1.1 billion in 2013 and nearly $3.2 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm BCC Research. This number will grow to $18.8 billion in 2019.
BCC Research defines self-monitoring health technologies as offerings that allow consumers to monitor their own health. Devices in this category include wristbands,...