January 2, 2013
A new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) suggests that not only are people who are enrolled in consumer-driven health plans more cost conscious, but they're also more engaged with mobile health and digital health tools.
EBRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that seeks to provide objective data about different employee benefit options. In December, the group conducted an...
April 16, 2012
A recent report from Global Data pegged the global mHealth market as having a $500 million value in 2010 that will top $8 billion by 2018. The research firm argues that the rise of mobile health has been partially encouraged by the global financial crisis, which led to a focus on finding cost efficiencies in the system in addition to improved outcomes and quality of care.
Global Data also writes...
February 1, 2012
By 2016 the number of patients monitored over mobile networks will hit 3 million, according to Juniper Research. The firm believes that increasing smartphone processing power along with new healthcare peripherals will cause an uptick in more patients using the smartphone as a home health hub. That shift will also lower the cost of remote patient monitoring since it will reduce the need for costly...
July 14, 2011
In an industry as new as mobile health there are plenty of opportunities to announce a “first”. “The first medical app to do ‘x’” could be a tagline for a great number of the thousands of apps in appstores today. The second quarter of 2011, however, did bring a number of important milestones related to mobile health. Many of them are likely true “firsts,” but what will be more interesting is not...
December 17, 2010
Worldwide about 70 percent of people are interested in having access to at least one mHealth application, according to a new research report from Pyramid Research. What's more they are willing to pay for that access, the report found. Pyramid also estimates that about 200 million mHealth applications are in use today and that number will triple by 2012.
According to Pyramid, the biggest barrier...
July 29, 2010
April, May, June. These months are typically a time for rebirth, regeneration and springing forth from the winter doldrums. While the mobile health industry certainly made strides during the second quarter of 2010, we didn't see too many corners turned or any obvious watershed moments. That said, there were highlights. Here's a shortlist of four contenders, do any measure up as "watershed"?