December 10, 2009
"The current U.S. market for wireless, home-based health care applications is $304 million," CTIA, the Wireless Association, wrote in an official comment to the FCC, which is mulling over the health care delivery elements of a national broadband plan. "That market is expected to grow to $4 billion in 2013, with estimated annual growth rates of 96 percent in 2010, 126 percent in 2011, 95 percent...
November 13, 2009
HIStalk interviewed Voxiva Co-Founder, Chairman and President Paul Meyer this week and the result was a sprawling conversation that covered mobile phones' roles in healthcare today. Of course, the interview also included some discussion about the wireless health service, Text4Baby, that Voxiva and its partners have been quietly working on -- interestingly, Meyer told HIStalk that the "initiative...
November 11, 2009
Best Buy announced today that 40 of its stores in the U.S. have begun offering personal health solutions devices like pedometers, Bluetooth-enabled weight scales and blood pressure monitors.
"New technologies are emerging daily to help people plan, monitor, and enhance their health and fitness activities," Best Buy stated in its press release. "Yet finding the ways and the time to stay fit and...
October 21, 2009
As part of the CTIA Wireless IT&E event's focus on wireless health in San Diego earlier this month, CTIA published a number of video and audio interviews with wireless health industry luminaries on their event site today. Among the interviewees: BlackBerry, Gold's Gym, AirStrip Technologies and MedApps. Read on for brief summaries and pull quotes from the interviews.
October 15, 2009
More than three-quarters (78 percent) of the U.S. population is "interested" in wireless health services, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, Insignia Health and CTIA that was shared at CTIA IT & E in San Diego last week. While the survey's top line results are encouraging, the story behind the headline is far more helpful for the industry.
Of that 78 percent interested in...
October 15, 2009
Tim Gee, Principal, Medical Connectivity Consulting, was kind enough to write-up the first sessions at our Everywhere Healthcare event last week at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment event in San Diego. What follows is Tim's notes from the session (including some commentary from him in parenthetical asides.)
Brian Dolan, co-founder and editor of MobiHealthNews kicked off the event by...
October 14, 2009
Last week at the CTIA Wireless IT & E event in San Diego, close to 30 wireless health companies exhibited their wares on the show floor. For those readers who were not in attendance and for those looking for a round-up of the companies on-site, we put together a slide show describing each of the companies exhibiting.
The companies range in size from established tech companies to wireless...
October 9, 2009
Wireless industry association CTIA teamed up with Harris Interactive to conduct a nationwide survey that found 78 percent of the U.S. is interested in mobile health solutions and 15 percent of the U.S. is extremely or very interested in learning more about mHealth. About 19 percent of the people surveyed said that they would upgrade their current mobile phone plan to gain access to mHealth...
October 7, 2009
Wireless industry association CTIA's President and CEO Steve Largent kicked off the organization's bi-annual event this morning in San Diego with a number of key metrics that quantify the industry's growth in the past year:
The total number of wireless subscribers in the U.S. is now more than 276 million, Largent said. In the first half of 2009, some 740.3 billion text messages were transmitted...
October 1, 2009
Prevention is at the heart of much of the national health reform discussion, but it all starts with fitness and wellness -- that's true for the emerging wireless health industry, too.
"Many believe that one of the earliest areas of wireless health that will really pop is the fitness and wellness side of it," Rob Mesirow, Vice President of the wireless association CTIA told MobiHealthNews in an...