chronic condition management

By Aditi Pai June 24, 2015
The global home healthcare market is expected to reach $355.3 billion by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 7.8 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to a report from Grand View Research. Grand View Research defines home healthcare products as equipment and services that are designed to be used in the home or in other non-medical establishments by non-professional caregivers, family members, or...
By Brian Dolan February 23, 2015
Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a "strategic alliance", called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to Reuters. As part of the announcement Cox...
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2015
This afternoon -- in about two hours time -- MobiHealthNews will kick off our February webinar, Texting for Health: A proven patient engagement and communication strategy, at 2PM ET. More than any other digital channel, text messaging is a proven way to improve patient engagement and health outcomes while remaining cost-effective for healthcare providers. From appointment reminders, to general...
By Jonah Comstock February 11, 2015
The FDA approved its first fully remote clinical trial in 2012, but that attempt, by Pfizer and Exco InTouch, ended up folding and plans for a mulligan never came to fruition. Now Sanofi is backing another attempt at a fully remote trial, this time in Europe. Scotland-based eClinicalHealth will run the trial, called the VERKKO trial. "This whole mechanism of doing studies in this manner is being...
By Brian Dolan October 27, 2014
A state-side example of video comms with MDs: Verizon Wireless Virtual Visits Around 4.7 million people in Europe were using some kind of connected care system by the end of 2013, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. The research firm includes traditional telecare, next-gen telecare, and telehealth systems in its report, which includes 30 countries in the region. The growth of...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2014
For the eighth year in a row, health insurance company Cigna has released results from a comparative study of its consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) members to its other members enrolled in traditional PPOs and HMOs. The actual claims data from more than 3.6 million Cigna members were used in the study, and Cigna concluded -- as it has in years past -- that members enrolled in CDHPs were more...
By Brian Dolan August 7, 2013
Ideal Life's Blood Pressure Cuff Verizon Wireless' plans for an FDA-cleared mobile health platform focused on chronic disease management and other health conditions has been in the works for some time. The software platform, officially called The Verizon Wireless Converged Health Management (CHM) Device has just secured Class II 510(k) clearance from the FDA this month. Once it commercially...
By Brian Dolan May 28, 2013
Up until a few weeks ago Mikhail Rozenfeld led business development and strategy for AT&T's ForHealth Solutions group. Perhaps most notably he launched the company's home health management and mobile personal emergency response product Numera Libris in February. Prior to Rozenfeld's two years at AT&T, he worked at venture capital firm SFW Capital Partners as an associate, and now that he'...
By Neil Versel May 6, 2013
Former Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO Glen Tullman confirms to MobiHealthNews what has been rumored for weeks: He is working on a mobile health startup through his 7Wire Ventures investment vehicle. While he won't fully tip his hand now, Tullman says he is involved in a venture that will help mobilize treatment of chronic diseases both from the consumer side and for the purpose of population...
By Brian Dolan January 28, 2013
Early screenshot of Basis Band's dashboard Perhaps surprisingly, a majority of American adults track their own health data, however, most aren't using digital technologies to do so. About 69 percent of US adults track at least one health indicator, according to a national survey called Tracking for Health, conducted by Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. About 60 percent...

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