digital health trends

By Brian Dolan 10:52 am December 12, 2014
The MobiHealthNews team spent the past week at HIMSS' mHealth Summit, which was located just outside of Washington D.C. In case you missed the event or were too busy to follow along while you were there and could use a review, we've got you covered. The in-depth report that follows is a collection of some of the more provocative comments we heard both on-stage and off. We've also rounded up much...
By Brian Dolan 08:46 am December 4, 2014
PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI) published a report on top trends for the health industry in 2015, which was based on findings from a survey of 1,000 consumers in the US and additional interviews with healthcare executives. “With consumers leading the way, bearing more costs and making more decisions, change is erupting throughout the health industry,” Kelly Barnes, PwC's...
By Brian Dolan 06:56 am October 9, 2014
The Commonwealth Fund published a report recently focused on how those working to bring digital health services to market can help such technologies overcome the market barriers they currently face. The firm's writers defined digital health as "tools as those that can be used in health care to compress large amounts of information (e.g., words and images) on small storage devices for easy...
By Brian Dolan 05:30 am October 3, 2014
Despite the third quarter including two usually sleepy summer months, plenty of digital health news broke between July and the start of October. (Download a PDF version of this report right here.) 1. Mergers and acquisitions M&A activity stayed strong with eight such deals -- only one less than Q2's nine M&A deals. HCA buys PatientKeeper: The most recent acquisition deal -- just last week...
By Brian Dolan 11:52 am August 22, 2014
The second quarter of the year is oftentimes a slow one as the summer months approach, but Q2 2014 was surprisingly busy for digital health on all fronts. Investment dollars are up. FDA clearances averaged two per month and a surprising FDA deregulation proposal dropped during the quarter, too. M&A was even stronger than it was in Q1, which was already a record quarter for such deals....
By Brian Dolan 07:30 am January 29, 2014
MobiHealthNews has tracked dozens of market research and industry metrics year-after-year since 2009. It seems as if for every 100 health apps there is a market research report. And there are at least as many digital health reports as there are digital health events. As I'm preparing for our 2014 Digital Health Trends webinar tomorrow, I've been thinking about the mobile health predictions we...
By Brian Dolan 06:07 am October 8, 2013
Next week MobiHealthNews will host a free, editorial webinar called Findings from MobiHealthNews Research. This hour-long presentation and Q&A is an opportunity for us to discuss findings from our 2013 paid content reports. It's open to our MobiHealthNews Research customers as well as those interested in becoming one. Since 2011 MobiHealthNews Research subscribers have included large...
By Brian Dolan 05:02 am June 27, 2013
This afternoon at 2PM ET (11AM PT) we'll be kicking off our midyear review webinar -- a look at the biggest news stories that MobiHealthNews covered during the first six months of 2013 -- along with some of their implications. As of this morning we are honing in on 1,000 registered attendees for this afternoon's presentations and lively question-and-answer period. If you haven't already, be sure...
By Brian Dolan 04:00 am January 31, 2013
This afternoon at 2PM ET (11AM PT) MobiHealthNews will be hosting its first online event of the year: 2013 Mobile and Digital Health Trends. As always, these are big events, and we currently have well over 1,000 registrants signed up for the session, which will include two presentations focused on trends set to dominate the digital health discussion in the year ahead. More importantly, perhaps,...