July 15, 2019
Gone are the days of endless finger pricks to test blood glucose levels and complicated mental calculations to deduce carbohydrate ratios with insulin. The growth of people with diabetes by 314 million in the last 34 years has created an ever-expanding market in diabetes management products.
Consumers are now inundated with new technology streamlining lives with less needles and more real-time...
June 24, 2019
Only around 50% of patients with long-term illnesses adhere to their treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
To help combat this, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with Finnish health tech startup Popit to provide support to people taking rheumatoid arthritis medication.
Pfizer patients will be offered Popit’s adherence solution, which monitors pill-taking with a...
January 7, 2015
At CES15, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas this week, a panel session hosted by Family Medicine for America's Health shared recent survey data collected from 94 physician members of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The group made clear that the survey findings were "not scientific" and only intended to get "a snapshot of members' experience and perceptions".
November 5, 2013
We have officially hit the trough of disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle and are slowly beginning the climb up the slope of enlightenment.
The nadir, in my view, may have been last week's report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The IMS analysis confirmed what many of us already suspected, that there are far too many mobile health apps on the market right now, since the...
October 24, 2013
Alexandra von Plato
Patients of doctors who use mobile apps in the exam room are more likely to use apps themselves, and more likely to switch medications, according to a new study from communication firm Digitas Health.
In Digitas Health's study of 2,000 patients and caregivers, they found that 33 percent of respondents reported that either they or their physician had used a mobile device at...
September 20, 2013
One trend that emerged while researching MobiHealthNews' most recent report, 205 Hospital-branded apps for patients, was that children's hospitals are far and away the most creative and ambitious of healthcare providers in the United States using mobile apps for patient engagement.
Of the more than 200 apps now available in appstores from hospitals for patients, about 17 percent come from a...