December 5, 2013
Last year the global medical device connectivity market was worth $3.5 billion, according to a recent report from Transparency Market Research. The firm expects the market to hit $33.5 billion by 2019 with an impressive compound annual growth rate of nearly 38 percent between 2013 and 2019. Citing the increasing adoption of electronic medical records, Transparency says North America was the...
April 18, 2013
Manhattan Research shared a few more numbers from its annual "Taking the Pulse" online research survey of 2,950 physicians in a webinar this week. The numbers showed that smartphone, desktop and laptop use has leveled out among physicians while tablet adoption has risen to 72 percent, up from 62 percent last year. The 62 percent number was a surprise for Manhattan last year, more than doubling...
April 4, 2013
If digital health technologies take hold the way many believe they will, the U.S. may no longer have to worry about a pressing shortage of primary care physicians, projected by the Association of American Medical Colleges to reach 65,800 doctors by 2025.
"There are a lot of ways to deliver primary care," explains Greg Caressi, senior vice president for healthcare and life sciences at market...
March 14, 2013
Humetrix iBlueButton app won the ONC's Blue Button Mashup Challenge.
Humetrix, the Del Mar, Calif.-based maker of mobile health information exchange app iBlueButton, is demonstrating its technology for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) this week.
Like so many healthcare entities around the world, the NHS has been struggling to make electronic health records available and accessible to...
February 27, 2013
Practice Fusion, developer of a free, web-based EHR system, has acquired consumer health app startup 100Plus for an undisclosed sum. 100Plus was co-founded by data analytics pro Chris Hogg and Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard in late 2011. Hogg told MobiHealthNews that Howard was not directly involved with the day-to-day running of 100Plus and served as more of a mentor to him. 100Plus was the...
February 7, 2013
EMR provider eClinicalWorks announced they are investing $25 million in patient engagement, including the creation of a new mobile app for patients. The Westborough, MA-based company already offers a patient portal to their EMR, but the new business unit and app, called Healow (short for Health and Online Wellness), will expand on that offering considerably.
"In order to transform healthcare,...
November 28, 2012
Myca Health company Hello Health raised $11.5 million this week in a round led by First Generational Capital. Hello Health just raised $10 million raised in February, which brings the subsidiary's total funding in 2012 to $21.5 million. Hello Health said the money would be used for meeting increased demand for its free EHR system, notable for its patient-facing component, including a subscription...
October 18, 2012
AirStrip Technologies, maker of mobile patient monitoring software, has landed a substantial investment from British charitable foundation Wellcome Trust, which supports commercialization of breakthroughs in biomedial research. The San Antonio-based company will use the funding to realize previously announced plans to help physician users extract data from electronic health records.
June 25, 2012
According to a survey of 1,000 patients in the US, almost all patients (90 percent) want to use technology to better self-manage their own health. Accenture released the results from its survey at last week's America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference. These patients were interested in accessing their own health information, refilling prescriptions, and booking doctors appointments online...
June 14, 2012
Carrie Handley, a mobile health and health IT consultant in Waterloo, Ontario, knew that healthcare was an inefficient industry with plenty of communications shortfalls. But she didn't realize how pervasive and frustrating the problem was until she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago.
In fact, Handley, a former marketing executive with several medical imaging companies, was initially...