October 21, 2014
Two new reports from PricewaterhouseCoopers and its Health Research Institute on the present and future of wearables, including healthcare wearables, show that Americans are optimistic about the future of wearable technology, but less enthusiastic about the technology as it exists now. Health and fitness wearables still lead the category when it comes to consumer interest, and, the data suggests...
April 14, 2014
New entrants in the healthcare space are poised to disrupt the system in the next few years, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, which cites the number of upstart companies in other industries -- 24 -- on the latest Fortune 50 list.
"Technological advances, empowered consumers, disruptive new entrants, and rising demand by an aging population are ushering in a new era in...
September 12, 2013
Will Falk of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mobile health, digital health, wireless health and telehealth, meet virtual health. That's the umbrella term preferred by Will Falk, managing partner for healthcare at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada and executive fellow at the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation in Toronto, who believes that virtual care is slowly taking over medicine.
"The virtualization of...
September 3, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland-based mobile health company WellDoc announced a new board of directors this week to help the company further commercialize its recently launched BlueStar product. The new board members include two just retired PricewaterhouseCoopers executives and a Washington insider. Up until now WellDoc's board has largely consisted of the company's own management team, but the new board...
May 28, 2013
Clinical results from the New Cities Foundation pilot study
A 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report suggested that in the years to come, US mobile health development would trail developing countries like South Africa, India, and Brazil, and another PwC report predicted a $46.6 million health app market in Brazil by 2015. That Brazilian market has been the focus of a lot of attention lately,...
July 31, 2012
A recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Customer Experience in Healthcare: The Moment of Truth, sketches out the rise of consumer health, and, of course, mobile is increasingly a key channel that providers need to get right.
PwC points to five "forces" that are pushing providers in the healthcare industry to revamp their customer experience strategies: Increased cost sharing (including high-...
June 12, 2012
The global market for mobile health products and services is expected to approach $23 billion by 2017, and much of the growth will not happen in the U.S. but rather in less-developed countries, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
That is because emerging markets such as South Africa, India and Brazil are "trailblazers" in mobile health today. "Patients in these markets are much...
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 15, 2012
Vitality GlowCap iPad App
The worldwide mHealth market will grow to a revenue opportunity worth $23 billion by 2017, according to a new report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and funded by the GSM Association. PwC notes that while advancements in medical technology and a general worldwide increase in income levels would suggest progress for healthcare, issues of affordability,...
November 21, 2011
The Asia Pacific region will generate more than $7 billion in revenues from mHealth services in 2017, according to a new study by the GSM Association (GSMA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The majority of that revenue will come from telemonitoring services, which the report estimates will make up about 55 percent of the market, followed by diagnostic services, which will make up 24 percent.