June 18, 2013
The mobile industry's GSM Association recently funded a survey of 2,000 healthcare providers, patients and consumers in four different countries to better understand the perceptions they had about mobile health. Obviously, a prerequisite for participating in the survey was an understanding or familiarity with mobile health, so those surveyed were a very particular group of providers and consumers...
January 15, 2013
The new year brings new forecasts. While it does seem as if the prognosticators are getting more accurate, or at least on the same page, forecasting an immature market like mobile health remains an inexact science.
Business market intelligence company Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., just came out with a report saying worldwide sales for mobile health technologies and services will...
March 5, 2012
Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas
According to a new study commissioned by Norway-based telecom company Telenor and produced by The Boston Consulting Group, there are currently about 500 mobile health projects underway across the globe. Based on their study of mobile health in 12 different countries, including the US, Norway, Thailand, and India, the companies released a number of metrics across a...
September 21, 2011
According to research firm InMedica, unit shipments of telehealth equipment worldwide were worth $163.3 million in 2010, with the vast majority in North and South America ($122.9 million). By 2015, InMedica projects the total will be $990 million, and by 2020, $6.28 billion, with North and South America contributing 36 percent of the total.
According to the report, increasing use of home-...
August 26, 2011
Over the past three years, research firms including InMedica, Juniper, Chilmark, ABI, In-Stat, IDC, and Manhattan have been predicting the future size of and eventual revenues generated by mobile health services. This week MobiHealthNews has compiled its list of ten predictions for the next five years of mobile health -- including prognostications for both consumer and enterprise -- beginning...
August 23, 2011
A recent report from Technavio predicts that the global mobile health applications market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent between 2010 and 2014. The research firm believes that one of the "key factors" that will contribute to this growth is the growth of remote patient monitoring. The firm cautioned that "poor FDA regulations could hinder the growth" in mobile health...
April 18, 2011
A recent IDC survey confirms that there is still a lot of growth potential for adoption of personal health monitoring services among consumers.
IDC Health Insight's latest study based on an online survey of 1,200 people explores consumer's health technology use and purchase behavior of personal health and fitness monitoring, mobile health applications, medical care in non-traditional settings,...
November 17, 2010
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
In the wake of last week’s mHealth Summit in Washington, DC, there’s yet another bullish forecast on mobile health to consider. The Promise of Mobile Health asks the tagline question: “Bigger than DTC?” Euro RSCG’s Life 4D group, published the paper in November 2010. Survey data in the report followed up its October 2009 digital health survey in September 2010 among 502...
October 28, 2010
Last week we wrote about the Pew Internet & American Life Project's report on mobile health apps adoption, which the research group pegged at 9 percent among US adults with mobile phones. To my surprise during this past week a number of publications covered this report as a sign of "weak" adoption for mobile health. Weak! Really?
On Pew's site the report's author, Susannah Fox teased the...
September 8, 2010
According to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, about 40 percent of 2,000 consumers are willing to pay for a mobile health monitoring device like a scale, blood pressure cuff, glucose meter or heart rate monitor, but only if the price is right. The Wall Street Journal learned that of the 800 consumers that are willing to pay, 64 percent would only pay for the device if it cost less than $50....