On Wednesday, Frost & Sullivan released its “three big predictions” for the global healthcare market.
Specifically, mHealth and telemedicine are pegged among the emerging attributes of modern healthcare that will go on to dramatically change the global health community.
Based on a ’2013 Search for Growth’ survey which involved 1835 executives in more than 40 countries worldwide, Frost & Sullivan’s insight highlights new areas of growth.
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As anticipated for quite some time now, mobile health solutions company Happtique has finally announced the first batch of certifications for a small number of medical apps.
The certifications come through the company’s Health App Certification Program (HACP).
Happtique says this “inaugural class” is the first group of apps in the country to pass the rigorous HACP standards announced earlier this year.
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On Thursday, Voxiva, Inc. rolled out the red carpet to debut its new mobile app for the company’s Care4life Diabetes self-management program.
Voxiva says its Care4life provides personalized diabetes education and support using “credible content, evidence-based behavior change methods, and personalized communications” for the purpose of engaging and supporting the growing population afflicted with type 2 diabetes.
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CheckedUp, a New York City-based healthtech startup, is preparing to launch a mobile health platform for ophthalmologists and ophthalmic patients.
The platform is expected to go live in the first half of 2014.
The CheckedUp platform was designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of doctor-patient communication.
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As mHealthWatch reported in October, the latest industry projections call for a 100% increase in venture capital funding for health IT this year.
Some 150 deals in the third quarter of this year alone accounted for $737 million raised in VC funding. The dollar amount of disclosed deals surpassed the second quarter total of $623 million.
It comes as no surprise that venture capital is front and center for the upcoming 2013 mHealth Summit.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, mHealth, mHealth funding, mHealth news
95 million Americans now count on their mobile phones to access health information and related mHealth resources.
That’s according to Manhattan Research‘s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 study, the findings of which have now been published.
The data presented indicates that the number of Americans using mobile phones for health-related purposes is up 27 percent from just one year ago.
Posted in mHealth, mHealth news
According to a new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the growing use of health information technology and mobile health applications may impact the future demand for physicians.
New research indicates that patients’ future use of physician services will change dramatically as electronic health records and consumer e-health apps proliferate.
“The results of our study are important because they provide a forward looking snapshot of how health IT will profoundly impact the American health care workforce over the next decade or two,” writes the study’s lead author Jonathan Weiner, DrPH.
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