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Forecast: Healthcare IT Market to Reach $78B in 2012, Reaching $92B by 2016


With the HIMSS 2012 conference in full swing this week, new data out from Compass Intelligence suggests the market for healthcare IT will reach $78B in 2012.

This includes expenditures on telecom services/equipment, IT personnel, mobile applications, computer hardware, network hardware and 3rd party services and outsourcing, according to the research.  The market is expected to maintain a 5% CAGR over the next five years as well, to reach $92B in 2016.

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Report: Wireless Patient Monitors the Fastest Growing Mobile Medical Device Segment


In a new report published today from market research firm Kalorama Information, it was found that wireless patient monitoring devices are currently the fastest growing segment in the larger medical device industry in terms of revenue earned.

Revenues for these devices have more than doubled in the last four years, and are expected to double again over the next four years.  With a growth rate of 23% between 2008 and 2010, these devices saw greater growth than what Kalorama had estimated for minimally invasive surgical devices, specialty catheters and defibrillators — devices which have drawn attention in recent years.

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Report: Four out of Five Practicing Physicians Use Smartphones, Tablets & Mobile Apps


According to a new report out from Jackson & Coker, some 80% of practicing physicians use smartphones, tablets, mobile apps and “various other mobile devices” in their medical practices.

The new report, entitled Apps, Doctors, and Digital Devices, used research from several supplemental studies that analyzed the use of smartphones, mobile computing devices such as Apple’s iPhone and iPad, and a wide variety of software apps by physicians in different specialties.  As with most digital and mobile technologies that enter the healthcare space, security is the number one concern and one of the largest barriers for most physicians.

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Report: More Than a Quarter of US Adults Use Their Mobile Phone for Health Information


On Monday we covered a new comprehensive report out from Manhattan Research that explores how consumers are managing their health using digital and mobile technology, in which it was found that some 56M people in the US have accessed their personal health information via Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Today, the research firm published new findings from the same report that show that more than a quarter of U.S. adults have used their mobile phones to access health information and tools in the past 12 months, more than double that of 2010 where roughly 12% reported accessing health information via mobile devices.

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Report: Healthcare Organizations Not Prepared to Secure Patient Data


As the healthcare industry turns its focus to new digital and mobile technology, ensuring patient data and other sensitive areas are kept secure has become a major issue for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

A new report out from PwC claims healthcare companies aren’t as prepared as they should be.  The report, entitled “Old Data Learns New Tricks: Managing Patient Privacy and Security on a New Data-Sharing Playground,” shows that despite advances in electronic health records (EHRs) and security technology, healthcare organizations have yet to adopt privacy measures on a large scale.

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Study: Simple Reminder Calls Significantly Increase Patient Compliance


We talk a lot about mobile reminders within healthcare as a simple but highly effective tool for increasing compliance with everything from medication adherence to doctor’s appointments.  A study recently published by the University Health Network out of Toronto helps reaffirm the effectiveness of the concept.

The University carried out a one-year clinical trial of BP monitors for patients with diabetic hypertension to see how reminder systems can truly impact compliance.  A total of 110 patients were used in the study with each receiving a home BP monitor and a Blackberry smartphone to transmit data back to researchers.  However, only 55 in the experimental group received a special app that provided reminder calls when they didn’t measure their BP at least three times per week.  Those in the control group had a monitor, but were simply asked to take readings, with no automatic follow-up.

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