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Wearables Won’t Be Slowed Through 2021, Says IDC

Wearables continue to gain momentum despite global market saturation. That’s according to a recent report from IDC regarding the future of wearables.

International Data Corporation (IDC) expects the popularity of wrist-worn devices – including watches and wrist bands – will continue to drive the wearables market forward. Meanwhile, lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and earwear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come.

According to a new IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker forecast, vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year, marking a 16.6% increase from the 104.4 million units shipped in 2016. The wearables market is forecast to maintain this pace of growth with shipments reaching 229.5 million units in 2021, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.2%.

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VirtualHealth Recognized by Frost & Sullivan

VirtualHealth, a top provider of population health and care management technologies, announced Tuesday that it received Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 North America Product Leadership Award in Population Health Management (PHM).

If you’re not famialir, the award recognizes organizations for best-in-class product and customer service offerings that optimally meet market needs and offer a compelling value proposition.

The award also considers achievements in customer satisfaction, pricing, and market share to identify the single company that rises above the competitive landscape and offers customers the most well-rounded solution set.

These days, VirtualHealth is recognized in the healthcare industry for its cloud-based PHM platform, which was purpose-built for value-based care.
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HIMSS16: Sansoro Health Named Venture+ Forum Pitch Competition Winner

HIMSS16 Venture+ Forum Announces Four Companies Advancing to Final Pitch CompetitionmHealthWatch learned Wednesday that Sansoro Health is the winner of the 10th annual Venture+ Forum pitch competition for startup companies at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

The Venture+ Forum kicked off on Monday, where eighteen startup companies delivered live pitch presentations to a panel of investors and healthcare industry leaders. Four finalists were selected to participate in the final pitch competition held at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas.

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HIMSS16: Medfusion Making Headlines with Latest Version of Medfusion Plus

HIMSS16 Medfusion Rolls Out Latest Version of Medfusion PlusMedfusion, a provider of patient experience management (PXM) solutions, is in Las Vegas today at HIMSS16 to debut the latest version of its mobile app, Medfusion Plus.

This latest product development, we’re told, supports the company’s initiative to empower patients by facilitating access to and transparency of their own health data through mobile devices.

As patients struggle to navigate today’s complex healthcare landscape, they are often challenged by an inability to access their own health information. Medfusion Plus securely gathers appointments, lab results, medications, immunizations and more into one place. The patient-driven health record aggregator app allows patients to see and share their health-related data regardless of EHR or patient portal system.

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TargetRecruit Touts New Healthcare Platform at HIMSS 2016

TargetRecruit Touts New Healthcare Platform at HIMSS 2016TargetRecruit, a provider of staffing and recruitment solutions on one end-to-end cloud platform, is showing off its latest product enhancement for healthcare staffing.

On Monday, the company announced its debut at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas (booth 10911).

In a statement provided to mHealthWatch, TargetRecruit says its ecosystem of staffing applications extends beyond the general staffing functionalities to fully support and partner with healthcare staffing and recruiting firms.
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Apple Dominating Smartwatch Boom for Health, Business, Social Use

India Set to Get Apple Watch Next WeekApple, according to a new Canalys report, dominated the smartwatch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments.

A report summary from MAW noted that Samsung returned to second place in Q4.

“Pebble came third and Huawei came fourth, establishing itself as the leading Android Wear vendor,” the Canalys crew confirms. “Basic bands exceeded 37 million shipments for the year. Fitbit set a quarterly shipments record as it comfortably led the category. Xiaomi held second place, shipping 12 million Mi Bands during 2015.”
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Report: Healthcare IT VC Funding in 2015 Plateaus

Report Healthcare IT VC Funding in 2015 PlateausThis week, MHW was privy to a new industry data from Mercom Capital Group, which just released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector in 2015.

Mercom’s report covers deals of all sizes across the globe.

The findings?
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