May 5, 2010
"We are very proud of the results of recent polls that show BlackBerry has passed Palm and [stayed ahead] of the iPhone as the number one smartphone among physicians," said Sheldon Hebert, Director, Public Sector, Healthcare and Education at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion during a webinar last week. Hebert said that BlackBerry is having such success in healthcare so far because of its...
May 5, 2010
A full 72 percent of US physicians now use smartphones, according to Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse report, which tracks physician adoption rates of various information technologies. In 2001 only about 30 percent of physicians used smartphones, while last year some 64 percent of physicians were already using smartphones. From 2005 to 2007 adoption of smartphones was flat and only about 50...
March 3, 2010
Manhattan Research’s metrics around physician uptake of smartphones have become industry standard: According to their last report, more than two-thirds of physicians are using smartphones today and by 2012 some 81 percent will be using smartphones devices. Manhattan compiled a new report, largely pulling from the data from last year's to analyze how physicians are using their mobile phones -- to...
February 16, 2010
Sleep respironics system wins GSMA award: At the GSM Association's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Philips and Cinterion won an award for best embedded mobile offering for their System One, mHealth respironics sleep therapy service. More
New Manhattan Research report on consumer health finds news content trumps social media: "With all the changes in media and healthcare, we think it...
November 3, 2009
"It is amazing how much this technology begins to change culture. When communications and information flow are limited, too often a culture of distrust develops. But with improved communications and information sharing, feelings of greater teamwork and collaboration soon follow," Dr. Robert Murphy, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at The Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Texas told the BBC...
October 5, 2009
According to a recent report from Manhattan Research, by 2012 the percentage of U.S. physicians using smartphones will increase to 81 percent. The current rate of penetration is 64 percent, according to the research firm's report “Physicians in 2012: The Outlook for On Demand, Mobile, and Social Digital Media.”
Manhattan believes that as physicians currently using smartphones age their use of...
July 21, 2009
The California Healthcare Foundation's iHealthBeat recently conducted a podcast interview with Shankar Sastry, dean of engineering at the University of California-Berkeley and Monica Levy, senior director of research at Manhattan Research. Both Sastry and Levy discuss the state and promise of wireless-enabled healthcare tools. Sastry notes that continuous wireless monitoring will be challenging...
April 20, 2009
Despite reports that twice as many doctors have iPhones this year than last year, a post over at WirelessDoc predicts that since many doctors have all their contact data and text files on the Palm Desktop software a good number will continue to carry Palm branded devices. That's good news for the Palm Pre.
Dr. Bill Koslosky over at WirelessDoc writes: "I've seen a couple of posts on the mostly...
April 15, 2009
According to a new report from Manhattan Research, the percentage of physicians in the U.S. using smartphones increased to 64 percent. The group increased by 20 percent between 2008 and 2009, the study found. The number of physicians using iPhones doubled, Manhattan Research found.
Despite the growing adoption of Internet-enabled phones with Web browsers, the research firm's survey also found...
February 10, 2009
A report from Manhattan Research has found that 10 million adults in the U.S. have used their mobile phones to look up health information in the last year. The report, penned by Manhattan Research VP Meredith Abreu Ressi is called "The Future of Mobile Health: Mobile Adoption, mHealth and Mobile Marketing."
Ressi notes that The Food Network, WebMD, Johnson & Johnson, the National Health...