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...
January 6, 2012
iTriage, a popular medical app
According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, in 2015 the market for mobile health applications will be about $100 million bigger than the market for remote patient monitoring. Frost estimates that mobile health apps will reach $392 million in 2015, while remote patient monitoring will hit $294.9 million. Frost estimates that mobile health apps earned...
January 2, 2012
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
Approximately 2.2 million patients globally used a home-based remote monitoring device as of the end of 2011, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. The metric only accounts for devices that use fixed wireless, cellular, and fixed line connections. Devices that connected via smartphones or PCs were not included in the statistic. In addition, the number of home health...
December 16, 2011
Healthline, a consumer health search engine, published a list of 2011's most-searched health and medical terms via both desktop computers or laptops (web searches) and via mobile devices (mobile search). The published data reveals significant differences in what consumers search for from the privacy of their mobile devices vs. from PCs. Top mobile searches included keywords related to more...
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.
November 16, 2011
More than 50 percent of physicians use a smartphone for work purposes, according to a new study by IT industry association CompTIA. CompTIA’s "Third Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities" study consisted of online surveys of 350 doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers or administrators, along with executives at 400 IT firms that work in healthcare IT. The association conducted...
June 15, 2011
According to a new report from ABI Research, wearable wireless sensors for fitness and wellbeing will surpass 80 million devices by 2016. This figure will eclipse other wireless sensors markets, including professional and home healthcare monitoring. In its report, ABI notes a range of factors will influence the uptick in devices: wireless protocol standardization, new device availability, as well...
November 3, 2010
According to a new report from Greystone Research Associates, wirelessly enabled in-hospital patient monitors will grow at a modest but steady annual growth rate of 13 percent between now and 2014. Hospitals that currently own wireless monitors will be the ones spending the most on them during the period.
“The benefits of wireless bedside and in-patient ambulatory monitors will prompt many...
May 3, 2010
InMedica: By 2013, the global combined unit shipments of home-use digital blood-glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, weight scales, pulse oximeters and peak flow meters used in telehealth applications will grow to more than 1.6 million. Shipment of health hubs will also hit 400,000, bringing the total shipments of telehealth devices to about 2 million by 2013.
InMedica notes that the current...
April 14, 2010
Revenues from remote patient monitoring services that use mobile networks will rise to $1.9 billion globally by 2014, according to Juniper Research's recent report, "Mobile Healthcare Opportunities: Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies 2010-2014." Juniper's prediction is not the first to tackle the question of the mobile health industry's opportunity in the next four years, but like...