December 9, 2013
Contrary to conventional wisdom, medical students do not always flock to mobile devices for educational or clinical uses. They need a good reason to incorporate smartphones and tablets into their learning, a recently published study suggests.
"The use and utility of mobile devices depended on the learner, the device, the circumstances and the teacher or preceptor. Mobile technologies, like other...
May 2, 2013
According to a recent survey conducted by Parks Associates in March, about 5 percent of households with broadband internet have at least one digital fitness device -- like a Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or BodyMedia FIT Armband. The survey, called Digitally Fit: Healthy Living and Connected Devices, polled about 10,000 broadband-enabled households.
The survey found that memory improvement mobile apps or...
April 29, 2013
Nearly three-quarters of physicians in the United States are using their smartphones at work, according to a March 2013 survey conducted by ad agency WPP's Kantar Media. The survey of more than 3,000 physicians representing 21 specialties found that 74 percent said they were using their smartphones for professional purposes. The 2012 study found that about 68 percent of physicians were using...
February 14, 2013
Last summer Citrix acquired ByteMobile for an undisclosed sum. ByteMobile works with mobile operators -- 130 of them in 60 countries -- to help them better understand how subscribers use their 3G and 4G networks and how best to optimize data services and mobile video services accordingly. Since ByteMobile has a view into what people are actually doing on their mobile phones, it has released an...
December 4, 2012
Results from two surveys focused on healthcare provider adoption of mobile technologies published this week from HIMSS Analytics and Spyglass Consulting Group. While both point to substantial growth in adoption, Spyglass' survey points to IT support issues arising from the well-documented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.
Over the course of four months starting in May 2011, Spyglass Consulting...
May 22, 2012
Smartphone adoption among physicians has started to level but there's been an "explosion" of adoption in tablets, Manhattan Research's VP of Research Monique Levy said during a recent webinar. Levy said that Manhattan's survey of physicians in the US found that 62 percent now have some kind of tablet device, almost twice as many as last year.
"I still cannot believe some of this data. I had to...
February 28, 2012
According to a findings of a small consumer survey conducted by HIMSS and sponsored by Qualcomm Life, a majority of consumers are familiar with the term remote monitoring device, only a quarter of those surveyed reported using one before, and only 16 percent had heard about such devices from their healthcare provider. The survey's results were fairly consistent with past surveys -- few of the...
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...
May 18, 2011
If, as many have said, we are truly in the midst of a mobile health revolution, it's still in the early stages.
Although 85 percent of adults in the U.S. have a cell phone, just 9 percent of that group have downloaded apps to help them track or manage health conditions. That's the word from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, which just published a report called “The...