mobile health metrics

By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2016
The diabetes management space has long held a commanding lead as the most popular target for mobile health developers, according to a new blog post from Research2Guidance based on their mHealth App Developer Economics report, for which the research firm surveyed 5,000 developers. "In each survey we have conducted since 2010, diabetes has consistently been considered the therapy field offering the...
By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2015
Sixty-three percent of US adults who use fitness or health monitoring technology say that tech has led to significant behavior change, according to a survey of 3,616 US adults conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. They found that 28 percent of respondents had used technology to measure fitness and health goals and 23 percent had used technology to monitor a health issue, up from...
By Brian Dolan September 1, 2015
The global mobile health market is expected to top $49 billion by 2020, according to research firm Grand View Research, which made the same prediction 18 months ago. In 2012 the firm valued the global mobile health market at $1.95 billion. Grand View predicts the market will have a compound annual growth rate of nearly 48 percent from 2013 to 2010. The increasingly large aging population and the...
By Aditi Pai June 30, 2015
The global market for self-monitoring health technologies reached $1.1 billion in 2013 and nearly $3.2 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm BCC Research. This number will grow to $18.8 billion in 2019. BCC Research defines self-monitoring health technologies as offerings that allow consumers to monitor their own health. Devices in this category include wristbands,...
By Jonah Comstock February 24, 2015
Monique Levy, VP of Research at Manhattan Research Although there's a lot of buzz about wearables and a lot of talk about tablets, the best digital channel to reach patients and consumers is still the smartphone, according to Manhattan Research's Monique Levy. At the ePharma Summit in New York City, Levy shared some data with an assembled crowd of pharma marketers about how patients use mobile...
By Jonah Comstock February 12, 2015
A new survey from Salesforce of 1,700 American adults shows that most are satisfied with the care they receive from their physicians, despite fairly limited adoption of online tools to communicate with their doctors. Less than 10 percent of those surveyed said they use the web, email or text to set up appointments, compared to 76 percent that still do so over the phone and 25 percent that...
By Jonah Comstock February 4, 2015
A new survey of healthcare leaders, conducted by The Economist, belies a lack of consensus on both the benefits of mobile health and the barriers to implementation. The report highlights a widespread support for mobile health technologies, but also shows ongoing doubts about patient adoption and viable business models. The Economist spoke to 144 healthcare leaders in the public and private...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2015
The soon-to-be-released Apple Watch, a smartwatch with fitness tracking capabilities. Thirty-five percent of American adults are planning to purchase a wearable technology device, and more than half of those are interested in using their wearable for activity tracking, according to new data from ON World. The research group surveyed more than 1,000 US adults for a new report, completed last...
By Brian Dolan January 7, 2015
At CES15, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas this week, a panel session hosted by Family Medicine for America's Health shared recent survey data collected from 94 physician members of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The group made clear that the survey findings were "not scientific" and only intended to get "a snapshot of members' experience and perceptions". Regardless, it...
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2014
Smart wearable devices may help save 1.3 million lives by 2020, according to a prediction made by Switzerland-based firm Soreon Research. According to the analyst group: "Smart wearables, a set of sensors attached to the body with a direct link to smart devices, are the most industry-disrupting innovation as well as a major opportunity to transform the healthcare system." The firm's lives saved...

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