January 13, 2015
Seventy percent of US consumers own a smartphone, while just 5.7 percent own a fitness-sensing wristband, according to a GlobalWebIndex survey of 7,500 US internet users conducted in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Although GlobalWebIndex labeled the category "smart wristband", in the survey question, the research company used Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone Up, and Adidas miCoach as its only examples. Two...
January 6, 2015
According to a recent survey of 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, about 8 percent now own wearable fitness monitors and 6 percent own a wearable health monitor. The Accenture survey was conducted online between October and November. Respondents were aged 14 and older.
Snippet of Accenture Survey Results from "Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World"
According to the survey, 12...
July 21, 2014
Over the weekend the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), which represents the country's more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.) and medical students, passed a resolution at their annual meeting in Chicago instructing their physician members to "actively educate patients on the importance of seeing a physician when ill or injured and in need of a medical diagnosis, and that patients...
July 14, 2014
According to a survey of thousands of patients in Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, the adoption of digital healthcare services remains low because existing services are either low quality or not meeting patients' needs. The survey, conducted by consulting firm McKinsey, included responses from at least 1,000 patients in the three countries.
"Many healthcare executives believe that, due...
May 29, 2014
More than a third of US physicians recommended that a patient use a health app, according to the newest addition of Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse survey, which details physician mobile and digital health adoption each year. The online survey included 3,066 practicing physicians across a variety of practices.
The research group released a smattering of data that suggested physicians'...
December 26, 2012
According to a recent report from InMedica -- a division of IMS Research -- remote patient monitoring increased 22.2 percent based on the number of patients between 2010 and 2011. The firm estimates that 241,200 patients were remotely monitoring in 2011 via telehealth systems. Meanwhile, telehealth device revenues only grew by 5 percent from 2010 to 2011 and 18 percent from 2011 to 2012. The...
October 2, 2012
According to Manhattan Research, the number of adults in the US who used their mobile phones for health information and tools grew from 61 million in 2011 to 75 million this year. Using tablets for accessing health information and tools doubled over the past year: 15 million US adults used tablets for health information last year and 29 million used them for health activities this year.