February 10, 2015
A new report from Chilmark Research shows that the state of affairs in patient engagement is best summed up by the overused paraphrase of the William Gibson quote: The future is here, it's just not very widely distributed.
After speaking to about a dozen healthcare vendors and their customers, report author Naveen Rao found that for any given patient engagement technology, outside of the most...
January 27, 2014
According to a recent report from Chilmark Research, healthcare insurance companies -- or payers -- are increasingly partnering with biometric device companies. The firm calls to biometric activity tracking as the "latest fad" in payer adoption of consumer technology. Chilmark also noted a decline in the number of smartphone app launches from health plans, which launched more apps in 2012 than in...
June 22, 2012
Microsoft's newly announced tablet line called Surface has the potential to make waves in healthcare, but it's probably too early to know exactly what it will do.
The Microsoft hardware, featuring 10.6-inch screens and an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors – the same type of CPU as the new Apple MacBook Air -- will be made for the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, which will fully support...
January 4, 2012
About 76 percent of small- and medium-sized medical and dentals offices plan to purchase tablets in the next year, according to research firm NPD Group's recently published Third Quarter SMB Technology Report. What's more, these practices expect to spend about $6,800 on tablets, NPD told DOTmed news. NPD conducted the survey in September 2011.
NPD's report has a much broader focus. The key...
December 15, 2011
"The entrepreneurs in the mHealth space tend to be young and often new to healthcare, though of course there are the exceptions-those few old-timers who remember the days before iPhones were issued upon one’s birth," Lisa Suennen, a founding partner at investment firm Psilos Group, wrote last week in a widely syndicated (must-read) column about her experiences at the mHealth Summit. "The young...
November 17, 2011
When Apple introduced the iPad in January 2010, Steve Jobs (R.I.P.) called the touch-screen tablet "magical and revolutionary." The word "magical" appeared in an Apple commercial a few months later when iPads first hit—and flew off the shelves of—stores.
The pace at which healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, have embraced the iPad is nothing short of revolutionary, too. More than 30...
August 26, 2011
Over the past three years, research firms including InMedica, Juniper, Chilmark, ABI, In-Stat, IDC, and Manhattan have been predicting the future size of and eventual revenues generated by mobile health services. This week MobiHealthNews has compiled its list of ten predictions for the next five years of mobile health -- including prognostications for both consumer and enterprise -- beginning...
June 30, 2011
If you ask Microsoft Health Group's Chief Architect and General Manager Sean Nolan what the shuttering of Google Health means for HealthVault, he'll tell you the "real and simple" answer to that question is "nothing." Apart from an expected influx of new HealthVault users -- those forced to abandon Google Health -- Nolan said one change will be getting "used to being out there more or less on our...
February 10, 2011
Later today MobiHealthNews will host its very first webinar: mHealth Trends 2011 (HIMSS11 Preview), which takes place at 2PM EST/ 11AM PST. If you are not already one of the 850 people who have signed up, please do -- it's complimentary but you need to register to attend. Many thanks to Diversinet for sponsoring our first foray into live online events. The discussion will focus on mobile health...
February 3, 2011
Chilmark Research analyst Cora Sharma recently penned a thoughtful post on how mobiles might impact future meaningful use requirements -- and vice versa. Sharma sees future opportunities for mobile in data capture, advanced clinical processes, data sharing and patient engagement. Each of these have ties back to next stage meaningful use requirements.
"Hospitals worried about the compliance of...