April 29, 2014
Manhattan Research, a division of Decision Resources Group, released a few topline findings from its annual Taking the Pulse Global study this week, including that 80 percent of physicians in China now own or use smartphones for professional purposes. That puts China's doctors almost on par with those in the US in terms of smartphone usage.
The study also found that now more than 75 percent of...
March 26, 2012
According to a new report from GBI Research, the global patient monitoring devices market will hit $8 billion in 2017, up from $6.1 billion in 2010. The firm pegs the device market's CAGR at about 4 percent for the next five years. GBI notes that advancements in wireless and sensor technologies are driving the patient monitoring devices market.
GBI also points to the typical trends that continue...
October 11, 2011
Sprint and Ideal Life extended their partnership this week with the launch of Ideal Life's remote monitoring kiosks for high-volume settings (schools, living centers, physician offices and health clinics) using Sprint's wireless network.
Ideal Life's M2M kiosk measures blood pressure, weight, blood glucose levels and other biometric readings. Last November, the company launched a similar program...
July 7, 2011
The opportunity for mobile health services in China is huge. China has 95 million people with diabetes. It has 170 million people with hypertension and 3 million more each year. The country also has some 165 million people with heart disease.
China also boasts an estimated 900 million mobile phone users. A minority of them are smartphone users, but the country is expected to be the biggest market...