95M Americans used mobile for health in 2013Pew: 35 percent of US adults are online diagnosersSeven in ten doctors have a self-tracking patient31 percent of doctors make Rx decisions from smartphonesCaregivers are top digital health users, but only 59 percent find online tools helpful72 percent of physicians have tablets43 percent of doctors use mobiles for clinical purposesHalf of Android health apps have fewer than 500 downloads83 percent of doctors would use mobile EHR apps but don’t have accessMobile, cloud computing are source of most healthcare security worriesQuarter of nurses have a work smartphoneDrug info is physicians’ top use for mobile45 percent of smartphone users want online physician appointment bookingWireless devices improve blood pressure tracking, adherenceOlder heart patients like remote monitoring, prefer in-person visitsInMedica predicts six times as many US telehealth patients by 2017Consumer-driven health plan members more likely to use health appsFive percent of broadband households have digital fitness devices1 in 5 broadband households want live chats with health expertsReport: About 300K patients were remotely monitored in 20122012: US remote patient monitoring $10.6B marketUS remote patient monitoring topped $104M in 2012Remote patient monitoring to save $36B by 2018Device interoperability with EHRs could save $30B annually32 percent of Americans want more health messagingiPad-equipped medical school class scores 23 percent higher on examsSpending on clinical mobility to hit $5.4B in 201612 percent of care may soon be delivered remotely2018: 5 million disposable, mobile medical sensors18.2M health sensors will ship in 201718 percent of dermatology apps track or diagnose lesionsEmployee wellness still seems ripe for digital healthPregnancy apps more popular than fitness apps61 percent of employees in wellness programs join to earn incentives13M wearables to be used in corporate wellness plans by 2018Most US adults track health data but few use digital toolsSurveys look at digital health adoption, reasons for hesitanceMobile health sensor market to hit $5.6B by 2017Health, fitness devices to make up half of all wireless accessories shipped by 201864 million wearables to ship by 2017, with smartwatches leadingHealth and fitness apps will be key selling points for smartwatches56M sports, fitness monitors to ship in 2017Wearable device revenues to grow to $6B in 2018Prediction: Wearables to lead the 515 million sensors to ship in 2017Health and fitness users prefer iPhones to iPadsFitness app installs to grow 60 percent by 2017Survey: 82 percent of clinicians to use both smartphones and tablets next year1.7B to download health apps by 2017Millennials use health and fitness apps more than other age groupsMore than 1 billion BYOD devices in 2018, more than half will have security software
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Wikipedia says "Participatory medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and providers encourage and value them as full partners.”
That movement gets a big boost in credibility today: the Chief Residents at the Mayo Clinic have invited SPM co-chair Dave deBronkart, a.k.a. “e-Patient Dave” to be their Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine next March.
The announcement is being made today, during the patient panel at Mayo’s sixth annual social media summit.
Given recent events surrounding the security of cloud-storage accounts, Apple is keen to reassess any updates to iOS. The company has revealed that any Healthkit apps storing a user's private wellness data in iCloud will be flat-out rejected from the App Store. That same info, gathered by apps using the Healthkit API, is under even further restrictions when it comes to advertising and data-mining, as well.
The Whole Systems Demonstrator was a large, pragmatic, cluster randomised trial that compared telehealth with usual care among 3,230 patients with long-term conditions in three areas of England. Telehealth involved the regular transmission of physiological information such as blood glucose to health professionals working remotely. We examined whether telehealth led to changes in glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) among the subset of patients with type 2 diabetes.
The selfie, a very modern phenomenon where users take pictures of themselves that they then submit to one or more social media sites, seems harmless enough. After all, what’s wrong with sharing a photo showing us off at our best?
And sharing selfies is something that many of us like to do: hundreds of millions of self-shots get sent and exchanged on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat each and every day. But what if this is all indicative of something more troubling? What if the selfie overload points to a growing narcissism in our culture?
Check the infographic below for all the details, which comes courtesy of The Best Computer Science Schools.
The fact is, a handful of manufacturers currently have a stronghold on our diabetes data. Their systems collect this vital health data for us, but are designed to withhold it so that we rely on their products exclusively to access it, share it, or analyze it.
More and more patients are finding this intolerable, and are fed up with waiting for the Pharma industry to embrace long-overdue open standards.
I’m a bit obsessed with this issue myself, and made it the crux of this year’s DiabetesMine Innovation Summit event. And I keep hearing about patients who are taking matters into their own hands. One of those is Benjamin West, a thirty-something type 1 software developer who lives in San Francisco and works at the networking company Meraki (they do the wifi for Motel 6 and Peet’s coffee). In his free time, he’s creating a web-based “sandbox” and recruiting other tech-savvy PWDs to help him crack the code on diabetes data sharing. No kidding!
“The pump is attached to you and is performing therapy on you. You have the right to know and have access to those medical records. But for some reason, pumps and glucose meters don’t operate that way. The only way to get those records is to go through the vendor. I think there’s a real ethical imperative here, an ethical wrong,” Benjamin says.
Sounds a lot like the ePatient Movement’s rally cry, “Gimme my damn data!”
This seventh edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD count (Life expectancy at 65yo in OECD area is highest in #France, for both women & men
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