March 22, 2013
Philips eICU system
Kalorama Information released a report this year on remote patient monitoring, stating that the US market increased from $8.9 billion in 2011 to $10.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 19 percent. Kalorama's numbers looked at what the New York-based research firm calls "advanced remote patient monitoring", which it defines as technologies that have wireless or remote...
March 14, 2013
Mobile industry analysts Research2Guidance have come out with a new report on health apps, predicting that in 2017, worldwide mobile health market revenue will total $26 billion.
The report categorizes the mobile health market as growing in three phases: an initial trial phase, a commercialization phase, and an integration phase. We are currently in the second phase, the report said, which is "...
January 22, 2013
Last year healthcare providers remotely monitored about 308,000 patients worldwide for congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension and mental health conditions, according to a recent report from InMedica. By 2017 that number should spike to 1.8 million patients, the research firm predicts.
InMedica found that the majority of patients are...
December 26, 2012
According to a recent report from InMedica -- a division of IMS Research -- remote patient monitoring increased 22.2 percent based on the number of patients between 2010 and 2011. The firm estimates that 241,200 patients were remotely monitoring in 2011 via telehealth systems. Meanwhile, telehealth device revenues only grew by 5 percent from 2010 to 2011 and 18 percent from 2011 to 2012. The...
August 23, 2012
A recent survey conducted by digital health communications firm Enspektos found that physicians are more likely than nurses to find medical information in mobile apps credible. Of the more than 100 physicians surveyed, about 70 percent said that mobile apps were a very credible or highly credible, while only about 46 percent of the 100 nurses surveyed were as trusting....
June 26, 2012
According to a recent study by IMS Research, by 2016 more wireless enabled consumer medical devices will use Bluetooth Smart than any other wireless technology. Bluetooth Smart is the newest flavor of the technology. IMS predicts that 4.7 million Bluetooth Smart-enabled consumer medical devices will ship in 2016 and some 10.3 million will ship between now and then.
Overall, more than 35 percent...
May 31, 2012
AliveCor's Dr David Albert and the iPhoneECG case (still pending FDA-clearance)
During the next five years more than 50 million wireless health monitoring devices for consumers will ship, according to a report from IMS Research. In 2016 about 80 percent of these consumer-facing wireless medical devices will be purchased by the consumers themselves, the firm predicts.
The demand for self-...
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...
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...
January 24, 2012
At the end of each calendar year quarter, MobiHealthNews pieces together the most important news, commentary, deals and analysis into a "state of the industry" report available in our premium content section (here). Purchase your copy of MobiHealthNews' Q4 and 2011 Year-End Report: Mobile Health State of the Industry here.
Last year, 2011, was a big one for mobile health. MobiHealthNews tracked...