This morning, mHealthWatch was privy to a new report on IoT mobile connections for the U.S. healthcare industry.
Wireless and mobile technology has been used in the healthcare market for years and has allowed care providers to remotely communicate with patients through “evisits” or “telehealth” services, using VoIP technology and patients’ mobile devices, notes the report summary.
Although these services have provided valuable benefits, the Internet of Things (IoT) provides distinct new opportunities to the healthcare industry.
iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, has released a new market study that discusses the use of IoT for the healthcare industry and provides a five-year forecast of the number of IoT mobile connections to be used for remote patient monitoring in the U.S. healthcare industry.
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GlobalMed – a provider of telemedicine delivery systems – has its sights set on a new continent.
As a sign of the growing importance of the African market to the world economy, the company chosen The Mbaoua Group in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to oversee opportunities and deployments in Africa.
According to details shared in a statement to media, Yaya Mbaoua, the company’s CEO, will leverage his multicultural business experience in Europe, North America and Africa to build an effective bridge for technology transfer to the emerging nations in Africa.
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The following is a guest contributed post from Toni Tantlinger.
Maybe your knees aren’t what they once were and a leisurely walk around the block has become a painful ordeal.
Perhaps too much time hunched in front of the computer has left your shoulders an aching mess.
Young or old, you’re in good company. More than 11 percent of Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the National Institutes of Health, and are looking for ways to rid themselves of those aches – even if just temporarily – so they can enjoy life without wincing and groaning.
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According to the news out of Finland, Nokia Technologies is set to collaborate with HUS/Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine to create “innovative solutions for outpatient care and to foster mutual research and development.”
The first project under this collaboration will launch this quarter, with Nokia Technologies and HUS working to develop remote patient monitoring solutions. The collaboration is a first for Nokia Technologies, reflecting the company’s intent to enter the regulated healthcare space.
“Our vision is to empower people to make good decisions about their health by providing them and their physician with the critical information they need, when they need it,” said Cédric Hutchings, Vice President of Digital Health at Nokia Technologies. “I’m excited about our collaboration with HUS as it will help us extend our span of care from everyday health and wellness devices to clinical solutions that help improve patient/physician interaction while informing our continued research and development in the clinical space.”
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On Monday, Fitbit — a giant in the connected health and fitness market — released what it calls a “simple yet powerful” set of sleep tools to help Fitbit users get better sleep.
The offering is designed to improve a user’s sleep consistency and overall health.
Sleep plays a critical role in health and wellbeing, from protecting against cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, to boosting neurocognitive functions, mental health and longevity, the company said in its formal announcement.
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MyOnCallDoc, an international leading telemedicine company that connects patients with providers, recently launched a 60-day pilot program serving the transgender community.
The announcement comes at a time when global headlines pertaining to the transgender community are becoming more commonplace.
“The widely dispersed transgender community has a need for physicians that are specifically trained to manage transgender care,” says MyOnCallDoc CEO Craig Zurman. “Our international platform is ideal for easily and effectively connecting patients with providers worldwide.”
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Research and Markets has just released a new report that sheds some light on the growth of the IoT healthcare market.
According to the report in question, big gains are on the horizon.
“The global IoT in healthcare market accounted for revenue of $24,666.7 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 37.6% during 2015 – 2020,” the report summary notes.
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