March 19, 2018
When it comes to collecting health and wellness data and sharing with physicians, more than half of patients -- and nearly three quarters of doctors -- are comfortable with the prospect, according to a survey conducted this year by EY and announced at HIMSS. The group, formerly known as Ernst & Young, surveyed 2,455 consumers, 152 physicians, and 195 health executives.
"The health sector...
September 29, 2016
About a third of internet-connected people worldwide currently track their health and fitness via an online or mobile app or a wearable according to a new survey by Gfk, who conducted an online survey of more than 20,000 consumers aged 15 or older across 16 countries.
"These findings demonstrate the attraction that health and fitness monitoring has within much wider groups than just the obvious...
June 20, 2016
A new survey, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, shows a gap in communications between how much doctors say they are prescribing technology and how patients report that interaction. Nielsen talked to 30,007 US consumers and 626 US physicians for the poll.
“This survey is evidence of the failure of American healthcare to provide coordinated,...
March 24, 2015
Juniper Research predicts that connected healthcare and fitness device services will produce $1.8 billion in annual revenues by 2019, according to a new report, a sixfold increase from 2015, which has predicted revenues of $320 million.
The services market is due to explode because in order to succeed, connected fitness devices will have to shift their focus from just hardware, to software and...
September 16, 2014
Time Magazine's post-Apple Watch cover story suggests that Apple might finally bring wearables into the mainstream in a way they've never been before -- and that this might not be a good thing.
"Nobody anticipated the way iPhones exert a constant gravitational tug on our attention," Time's Lev Grossman and Matt Vela write. "Do I have e-mail? What’s happening on Twitter? Could I get away with...
November 26, 2013
Just 72 percent of Americans with one or more chronic conditions have internet access and only 78 percent have a mobile phone. That's compared to 89 percent and 91 percent, respectively, of those without chronic illness, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life project.
At the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, Pew Research Center director Susannah Fox gave a...
November 14, 2013
Nearly half of adults in the UK who self-track with mobile devices say they've experienced "strong behavior change", according to a survey by the Trajectory Group, sponsored by Fitbit.
The data comes from the Fitbit Healthy Futures Report, a study on the role mobile devices play in health and wellness in the United Kingdom commissioned by Fitbit UK. Trajectory surveyed 1,005 people between the...
June 20, 2013
New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that adults who are unpaid caregivers for a parent or child use online and mobile health tools considerably more than the average American, but only 59 percent of connected caregivers find internet tools helpful in giving care. Fifty-two percent said that online tools helped them deal with the stress of being a caregiver.
May 16, 2013
By Dave Dickinson, Former CEO, Zeo
After leading Zeo for the last 5 years, I'd like to share some of the key lessons we learned as an early pioneer within the digital healthcare movement. This post includes lessons learned for those who share our mission of improving the health and wellness of mankind by leveraging the awesome power of technology. Hopefully, some thoughts will engage new ways of...
April 19, 2013
When Larry Smarr started exploring the biochemistry of his body, he turned to his microbiome to find answers. At TEDMED 2013, Smarr talked about the steps he took in the months before he discovered he had Crohn’s disease.
At first, Smarr used apps like Zeo and Fitbit to monitor his sleeping and exercise respectively. Eventually, Smarr delved deeper, turning his attention to blood work and stool...