November 17, 2011
When Apple introduced the iPad in January 2010, Steve Jobs (R.I.P.) called the touch-screen tablet "magical and revolutionary." The word "magical" appeared in an Apple commercial a few months later when iPads first hit—and flew off the shelves of—stores.
The pace at which healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, have embraced the iPad is nothing short of revolutionary, too. More than 30...
November 7, 2011
Research In Motion (RIM) is this year's recipient of the International Medical Corps' Global Impact award for aiding disaster-recovery efforts worldwide with its BlackBerry smartphone. The 2011 Annual Awards Celebration takes place in Los Angeles next week.
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a non-profit organisation that provides first-response healthcare and medical assistance to areas...
October 19, 2011
iTriage: One of the relatively few health apps that boasts millions of users.
Some 26 percent of US adults used their mobile phones to access health information in the past year, according to a new Cybercitizen Health study by Manhattan Research. The number has nearly doubled from the 12 percent reported in 2010.
According to the study, looking up health information or reading health-related...
September 8, 2011
By many accounts BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is on the ropes.
Early last year RIM's devices were far and away the most popular smartphones among US smartphone users. Analyst firm comScore found that the company had about 42 percent of the US smartphone market in February 2011. Apple, Google, Microsoft trailed.
Fast forward to July 2011: The Nielsen Company found that RIM's marketshare in...
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...
July 26, 2011
According to a new survey from Manhattan Research, 45 percent of "ePharma" physicians would like to access pharma product information on their smartphone or iPad, according to firm's ePharma Physician v11.0 study. The study sampled the 87 percent of US physicians whom the firm calls ePharma Physicians, or those who use digital channels for communication with pharma reps and resources. That means...
April 8, 2011
Email-based medical news journal Bulletin Healthcare dug into its user data recently and found that three in ten of its healthcare professional readers access industry news from their mobile device. Between June 2010 and February 2011, mobile readership of Bulletin Healthcare’s daily email briefings rose 45 percent. Since the company's subscribers account for about half the practicing physicians...
March 31, 2011
A new survey published by Knowledge Networks for the pharmaceutical industry, found that 64 percent of doctors have a smartphone, while 27 percent of primary care providers and specialists say they have a tablet. The survey polled more than 5,400 doctors.
Manhattan Research surveys have found that about 72 percent of physicians in the US as of mid-2010 have a smartphone or PDA, which is fairly...
November 17, 2010
By Raja Rajamannar, SVP and Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer at Humana
Mobile devices – from cell phones to iPads, eReaders to Nintendo DS – are becoming essential tools for monitoring our health and wellbeing, thanks to their ability to access and share information anywhere. Many of today’s five billion cell phone users, for instance, can use global-positioning satellite, or GPS, to locate...
May 6, 2010
This week in mobile health news comes a punchy one-liner from an industry thoughtleader: mHealth, think of it as "personal health reform." That's the MobiHealthNews quote of the week from health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn.
72 percent: Manhattan Research also disclosed a new industry metric that's sure to be kicked around for the next year: 72 percent of US physicians currently use smartphones....