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LE STATUT FRONTIÈRE APPLICATION BIEN-ÊTRE / DISPOSITIF SANTÉ MOBILE Les difficultés de qualification Les applications désignées comme « de santé » par les plateformes (AppleStore, Google, etc.) n’ont en réalité pas de régime juridique propre. Elles peuvent dans certains cas être de véritables dispositifs médicaux soumis à ce titre à une exigence de certification de conformité (marquage CE) et au contrôle de ...
On 9 March, Apple launched ResearchKit, an iPhone-based platform that researchers can use to design and administer app-based studies. The company, headquartered in Cupertino, California, debuted the first five apps built with ResearchKit, which are designed to study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, diabetes and Parkinson's disease. ResearchKit will be made available as an open-source framework for other app developers in April.
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has built a platform that combines mobile and health care technologies, and will test its mobile health care service with 100 students. KAIST announced on March 12 that it has...
Nouveaux entrants, évolution des modèles économiques, objets connectés et big data... Les acteurs historiques de la santé sont confrontés à de nouveaux défis. Comment mènent-ils leur transformation digitale ? Quels axes de diversification et de croissance développent-ils ? Quels écosystèmes bâtissent-ils ? Comment insufflent-ils de l'innovation en leur sein ?
Smartphones are eating the digital health world and making mHealth irrelevant.
“Mobile is eating the world” says Andreessen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans in his epic presentation deck of the same name, where he outlines the rapid growth of the mobile industry in 45 slides. More specifically, however, Evans means the ‘smartphone industry’ is eating the world since slide 7 of said deck clearly states that by 2020 80% of all adults on earth will own a smartphone.
While these powerful computers that we carry with us all day and check on average 110 times each day aren’t exactly eating us, they are fundamentally changing society and industries (including health) in many new ways.
For the 5th consecutive year research2guidance in collaboration with HIMSS are conducting the largest global mHealth study to uncover the current status and trends of the mHealth app market. Share your opinion about the mHealth market by participating in our survey!
Interviewing women at a breast-imaging center in an urban safety net institution before and after they used a 'mHealth' mobile health app on a tablet, Elissa Ozanne, PhD from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and colleagues concluded that...
We are moving into an era of mobile only vs mobile first. I think of how I operate 95% of the time with just my mobile smartphone and a tablet while using a laptop or a desktop occasionally. Now I know there are some people that cannot accomplish their work on their smartphone or tablet; but, as healthcare is shifting towards a retail model mindset, it is the expectation of the consumers/patients and providers. Currently, 73% of healthcare providers are using some form of mobile health while 18% are hoping to incorporate mobile health as part of their delivery method (survey from Modern Healthcare).
Here are the 4 trends in healthcare as we move towards a mobile only platform
Smartphones on the rise as the device of choice:
In a survey by GlobalWebIndex, 80% of the folks surveyed globally own a smartphone. If you look at the number of physicians surveyed in 2012 by Booz & Company, 85% use or own a smartphone. I would not be surprised if that percentage is even higher. Let’s think about all of the grandparents that we originally thought would have problems using technology; guess what, they are all using it now to Skype with the grandkids or using Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends. With the generation gap in technology adoption a non-issue anymore, mobile will be the platform of choice with the smartphone as the main access device.
Mobile Health Apps:
Mobile health applications are growing at a tremendous rate. In 2012, there were about 44M mobile health apps in the market with a projection of 144M mobile health apps by 2016 (Juniper Research). That projection is on target since according to the latest stat, there are currently about 100M mobile health apps on the market. CapGemini estimates that 4M mobile apps are downloaded daily. Consumers are downloading mobile apps from symptom checkers to fitness tracking and monitoring. The providers and healthcare system, on the other hand, are creating mobile apps to increase patient engagement, to allow for patient access to their medical information, to e-mail their physician’s office, request appointments, view test results, pay bills, and the list goes on.
Wearable technology is becoming popular and it is becoming part of people’s daily routine. This revolutionary technology will empower patients, doctors, and the clinical staff. As we move towards big data in the enterprises, let’s also keep in mind the data that we will have on our health. We see Fitbit on wrists everywhere to track steps and fitness activities; in addition, we are seeing the rise of trackers to track sleep patterns, calorie food intake, blood pressure, and many others. This is just the beginning as we progress and have data that will allow us to be proactive in our health, with the goal of having relevant data so that individuals can take action.
Virtual medical consultation will be the preferred route for medical treatment in the future. Telehealth, which allows patients to connect with doctors using mobile devices and video chat, is gaining traction as a cost-effective way for patients to receive care and will completely change our view of the traditional doctor’s visit. As technology in telemedicine expands, it will allow us to effectively perform the following:
Monitor and treat patients with chronic conditionsConnect rural parts of the world to provide careRemote ICU monitoring
Mobile healthcare is clearly on the rise and it will be the platform of choice between the provider and the patient. Pew Research conducted a survey in 2010 for the United States and at that time at least four out of five adults own a smartphone aka mini-computer. I expect that number to be higher in 2015 with an upward trajectory. I believe that healthcare will be moving towards a retail model where the consumers have increased mobile transactions and mobile will be the platform of choice. Healthcare will follow as the consumer expects the same level of service with healthcare transactions.
The line between consumer a consumer mHealth app and a regulated medical device comes down to what kind of user data is being collected and how it’s being used. Reade Harpham When is an app more than an app?
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