December 16, 2015
Digital health and wellness is where digital banking was two years ago, according to a new report from Apigee, which surveyed 1,000 smartphone owners 18 years of age or older in the United States.
“Research on the diffusion of innovations points to 67 percent market penetration as the threshold for reaching fully half of the ‘late majority’ of technology adopters,” Apigee writes. “The impact of...
October 13, 2015
A new survey of 1,500 consumers from Apple Watch research service Wristly has found that 83 percent of the Apple Watch owners surveyed said the device at least somewhat contributes to their overall health and fitness.
Just under 60 percent of respondents said the watch contributes to some change in their health and fitness and 24 percent said the device contributed to a lot of change.
September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences.
Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
April 23, 2015
A survey of more than 1,000 consumers from ON World showed that fitness is the most important application for wearable users. More than half of likely wearable device owners would use their devices, either activity tracking devices or smartwatches, for fitness.
The mobile sensing sports and fitness part of the connected mobile sensor market will have $10.5 billion in annual revenues this year --...
April 21, 2015
The CS Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan is launching a new telemedicine program to help reduce childhood obesity. The hospital will work with Fruit Street, a recently-formed digital wellness and telemedicine platform, to provide a program for patients that integrates video visits with monitoring via wearable devices.
"Childhood obesity is a significant public health concern...
March 2, 2015
Apple hasn't changed any of the health sensors or features of its soon-to-launch Apple Watch device since it first announced it last fall. That may be common knowledge to most, but there seems to be a growing number of people who believe Apple scrapped its health features in February. Well, it didn't.
A few weeks ago The Wall Street Journal published a must-read exclusive that reported Apple had...
February 27, 2015
The ePharma Summit in New York City this week was a veritable smorgasbord of new mobile health data. Monique Levy shared some new data (and insights) from Manhattan Research, Tom Jones from Makovsky Health shared data about consumer mobile health use, and, finally, ComScore's John Mangano shared data from a survey of 2,929 individuals, broken down by generation.
"So what I did was I had my team...
January 15, 2015
Toward the end of last year, Morristown Medical Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System in New Jersey, opened up HealtheConnect, an on-site, physical store located just off the hospital's main lobby where patients, family members, and medical professionals can learn about health apps and wearable devices. While the store is currently backed by the hospital's foundation, the longterm plan is...
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...
December 16, 2014
Ambre Health CTO and co-founder Brek Wilkins
One of the biggest complaints about healthcare, one of the biggest pain points that digital technology promises to solve, is that data sits in silos, so that even if a piece of data could help a patient, it might not be in the hands of the doctor who needs to see it.
Ambre Health, a recently formed startup out of Oklahoma State University (OSU),...