Health Research Institute

By Aditi Pai December 10, 2015
Smartphone-connected device use, focus on behavioral health, and better databases for health information analysis, are within the top 10 trends in healthcare for 2016, according to PwC's annual Health Research Institute report. HRI also released results from a survey of 1,000 US consumers. "In 2016, millions of American consumers will have their first video consults, be prescribed their first...
By Jonah Comstock November 19, 2015
Services from telemedicine to retail clinics to concierge care services are disrupting primary care, and primary care practices need to adapt to stay relevant, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI). HRI interviewed 25 executives from industry, trade associations and academia and surveyed 1,500 clinicians and 1,000 consumers for the report. "With...
By Chris Gullo October 11, 2011
Sprint and Ideal Life extended their partnership this week with the launch of Ideal Life's remote monitoring kiosks for high-volume settings (schools, living centers, physician offices and health clinics) using Sprint's wireless network. Ideal Life's M2M kiosk measures blood pressure, weight, blood glucose levels and other biometric readings. Last November, the company launched a similar program...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2010
According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers' online survey results released last week, the 1,000 physicians polled are very interested in using mobile devices for a number of clinical tasks. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute, "Healthcare Unwired" report found that 83 percent of the physicians surveyed are interested in prescribing medication via their mobile devices. Some 60 percent...