The mobile health market will be growing across the globe over the next several years, as it isexpected to reach $32 billion by 2019. The US is not the only country leading in mobile health adoption, as Denmark is a leading nation in Europe advancing in the mobile health market, according to a survey published by market research company Research2Guidance.
The results are based on the 2015 mHealth App Developer Economics study, which is the largest mobile health study completed by HIMSS and Research2Guidance. Denmark was the first in mHealth adoption among 25 European nations.
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions announced that its tablet-based program reduced the 30-day readmission rate for 130 congestive heart failure (CHF) patients at Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program by 53 percent.
Health Recovery Solutions looked at Penn Care at Home’s data between July 2014 and February 2015. During this time, the readmission rate fell from 8 percent to 3.8 percent.
For months and months speculation was rife about the Apple Watch (or iWatch as was the expected moniker) and the possible implications and applications for healthcare. Then we had the 9th March launch event in San Francisco and theApple Watch seemed to sink like a lead balloon in the minds of health technology enthusiasts. This was aided by articles such as the one in the Wall Street Journal that claimed much of the exciting health sensor technology had been scrapped and asked: What Exactly Is an Apple Watch For? (Subscription required)
I believe that technology only becomes socially interesting when it becomes technologically boring. We can only really impact health at scale when we utilise technology that has true mainstream reach. However I feel there are still a number of key reasons the Apple Watch is worth thinking about for healthcare broadly, and pharmaceutical companies specifically. Here are five reasons pharma should care as we approach the April 24th Apple Watch launch date
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Within 10y the health business will look and feel much more like other consumer-oriented, technology-enabled industries. It will have its own Amazon-style, iconic brands—companies that give consumers an easy way to access information, doctors, and treatments; provide them with a variety of services and products at a variety of prices; and centralize their care through user-friendly interfaces.
CenHealth, a South African health-tech startup just launched a new service that gives users the means to keep an electronic personal health record that can be assessed on-demand across multiple platforms.
If you've seen Still Alice, you know how important a smartphone can be for an Alzheimer's patient -- it helps jog memories that might otherwise be lost. Samsung is clearly aware of this, as it just released a dedicated Backup Memory app to stimulate the memories of early-onset patients. The Android tool uses Bluetooth to detect when friends and family running the app are nearby. If they are, it'll both identify the person and show user-uploaded photos and videos that recall past events.
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On 24-26th April, 2015, developers, designers and epilepsy experts (doctors and patients) will come together at two simultaneous hackathons in Brussels, Belgium and Atlanta, US. Our goal: to build innovative new digital tools for people with epilepsy and their caregivers.
The use of electronic health records has come a long way since 2010, but EHRs cannot stand alone, warns a PwC report. The next challenge is integrating mobile health devices into the EHR and the provider–patient relationship.
The consulting company interviewed 1,000 physicians and physician extenders—nurse practitioners, physician assistants—to discover how they use digital technology and some of the concerns they have about incorporating it into clinical practice (http://tinyurl.com/digital-study).
The number of providers using smartphones and tablets is increasing. For example, in 2010, about 1 in 8 (12%) used mobile devices to check medical records. In 2014, the survey found that almost half (45%) do.
Jessica Taylor’s computer knew her patient was in trouble before she did. Even the patient, a Bangor-area man with chronic illness, was in the dark. In all likelihood, he was about to wind up in the emergency room.
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