September 1, 2015
The global mobile health market is expected to top $49 billion by 2020, according to research firm Grand View Research, which made the same prediction 18 months ago. In 2012 the firm valued the global mobile health market at $1.95 billion. Grand View predicts the market will have a compound annual growth rate of nearly 48 percent from 2013 to 2010.
The increasingly large aging population and the...
June 6, 2013
As president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and daughter of its namesake, Kerry Kennedy has been all over the world. "In nearly every place I visit, access to quality healthcare is a problem," she says.
In many of those places, Internet service and even electricity are unreliable, which is why Kennedy is such a fan of mobile devices for delivering healthcare services...
December 7, 2012
Mark Blatt and Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira
Texting programs for health education in developing countries have been around for over a decade, but several factors are bringing global health efforts to a new scale in 2012, including increasing mobile adoption in developing countries and an increased spirit of collaboration.
Nafis Sadik, a United Nations Foundation board member, has worked with the UN...
August 6, 2012
According to a new research report from London-based Global Data, the global mobile health market was worth $1.2 billion in 2011 and will increase in value to $11.8 billion by 2018. The research firm stated this past April that the mobile health market was worth about $500,000 in 2010 and -- curiously -- would be worth only $8 billion by 2018 when it released its report this past spring. Citing...
August 2, 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based EyeNetra, which is developing what it calls the most affordable mobile eye diagnostic tool ever developed, recently raised $1 million of a hoped for $1.2 million round of funding. The company's peripheral device and software enables anyone to take their own eye test, get a prescription for glasses, and connect to eye-care providers right from their mobile phone. The...
May 8, 2012
Health IT built for foreign markets generally doesn't translate well to the U.S.
A widely heard criticism of many American electronic health records (EHR) systems in the U.S. is that they're designed not primarily to enable clinicians to provide the best patient care, but to help providers produce the documentation they need to get paid. That's just the nature of our inefficient, fee-for-service...
April 16, 2012
A recent report from Global Data pegged the global mHealth market as having a $500 million value in 2010 that will top $8 billion by 2018. The research firm argues that the rise of mobile health has been partially encouraged by the global financial crisis, which led to a focus on finding cost efficiencies in the system in addition to improved outcomes and quality of care.
Global Data also writes...