The inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, hosted by Parks Associates on September 4-5 in San Diego, will examine the growing interest in new health devices and apps and the impact of health reforms, connected devices, and mobile services on service providers, manufacturers, payors, and institutions in the digital health markets.
A new set of investments from big-name brands Nike, The North Face and Tory Burch are bringing some much-needed utility and appeal to mobile apps that keep them afloat. Once considered the primary (and often uneffective) way for brands to get into mobile, brands are now applying better types of content and data to fitness apps.
MIT researchers developed an app, Ginger.io, that collects data about its users behaviors, locations, health conditions and habits and then notes inconsistencies that may predict the onset of problems such as depression. The app alerts health care providers for intervention.
Among the many instruments your doctor uses — stethoscope, thermometer, scale — the most valuable one may be in her pocket: a smartphone. Due to increasingly compressed office visits, patients are becoming more active participants in managing their healthcare, and a new generation of Internet-savvy physicians is using social media to improve the way they run their practices. Currently, 67 percent of physicians use social media — sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest — for professional purposes, according to a recent report released by the Federation of State Medical Boards. One Yahoo Facebook user reported that her nurse practitioner gives advice over the social networking site, while another said sharing photos and videos can even save her a trip to the office. “Social media is changing the way people give and receive information and, as a result, the medical profession is changing, too,” Lee Aase, social media director at the Mayo Clinic, tells Yahoo Health.
Google Glass is still in its Beta Period meaning many physicians will be have to settle for peer reviews on its practicality in a medical setting. Fortunately, there is no shortage of opinions from those who have experienced the device. Here are six different takes on how Google Glass might impact the healthcare industry:
Apple Corners Health Market with iOS 8 HealthTechZone Out-of-the-box functionality is always a beneficial addition to a mobile device, as people get fed up with confusing interface differences and the advertisements that plague many apps.
Smartphone Innovation Is About Seniors and mHealth. The recent Samsung and Apple announcements about health technology for consumers and developers tell us just how exciting the future is for mobile health solutions.
The Mobile Health Competence Centre is part of the International Competence Centres Program at the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation.
El Mobile Health Competence Centre es parte del Programa de Centros de Competencia Internacionales de la Fundación Barcelona Mobile World Capital.
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Mobile Health Market To Exceed $41 Billion By 2023 Health IT Outcomes (press release) The mobile health device market is poised to reach $41.8 billion dollars by 2023, approximately eight times its current value.
“Generally, health is just so heavily regulated. It's just a painful business to be in. It's just not necessarily how I want to spend my time. Even though we do have some health projects, and we'll be doing that to a certain extent. But I think the regulatory burden in the U.S. is so high that think it would dissuade a lot of entrepreneurs.”