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Wearable Technology Report Shows Spending will Grow from $9 billion in 2014 to $218 Billion in 2019


Wearable Technology Report Shows Spending will Grow from $9 billion in 2014 to $218 Billion in 2019   wearables sports healthcare fitness electronics communications It’s a win for wearables. New research suggests that global spending on wearable devices will surge from $9 billion in 2014 to reach $218 billion in 2019.

That’s huge.

The stats on the prospective future come from a new report from Research and Markets entitled “Wearable Technology in Industry Verticals 2014 – 2019.”

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Consumers Warm to Healthcare Wearables, But Have Concerns About Price and Privacy


Consumers Warm to Healthcare Wearables, But Have Concerns About Price and Privacy   wearables Mobile Devices healthcare tech healthcare Wearable mobile technology has seen a steady growth trajectory, with corporations including Apple, Google, and Sony goosing the market for a slew of sophisticated new products.

Will consumers get on board? Are user needs being met by the products under development?

A new survey by PwC provides some insight.

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The ‘Benefits’ of Online Dermatology Come to Highmark


The ‘Benefits’ of Online Dermatology Come to Highmark   Online Dermatology mobile health Highmark healthcare DermatoligistonCall For years, people needing dermatology care have been experiencing the same problem as those looking to see their family practitioners – an absurdly long wait for an appointment.

Launched last year, DermatoligistonCall is solving this problem by offering “quick and convenient” access to quality skin care from board-certified dermatologists through an online platform.

Patients simply create an account where they can submit photographs and descriptions of their condition and receive a response within three business days.

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Spending Growth for India’s Healthcare Providers


Spending Growth for India’s Healthcare Providers   technology spending mobile health India healthcare Garter, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company, reports that healthcare providers in India are expected to spend US $1.1 billion on IT products and services in 2014, a 5% increase from 2013.

The forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (hospitals, hospital systems, ambulatory service and physicians’ practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices, and telecom services.

IT Services includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing, and business process outsourcing, and will be the largest spending category, expecting to reach $300 million, up from $280 million last year.

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Report: Health Startups Fail Due to Payment Models


Report: Health Startups Fail Due to Payment Models   startups Northwest Venture Partners mHealth healthcare Casper de Clercq, a partner at Northwest Venture Partners, recently told VentureBeat that 60-70% of digital health startups “are likely to fail because they are unclear about their go-to market strategy, and don’t have a good understanding of who’s ultimately going to pay for their product.”

As deductibles rise, there’s an expectation that consumers will take on more healthcare expenses, but that’s not the case. Providers, payers, and employers are the primary customers for startups.

In evaluating startups’ solutions you should ask “Who cares about this? Is it actionable? Is the person who cares about it going to pay for it?” A customer’s return on investment needs to happen quickly, within 12-18 months, while providers have a longer timeframe, 2-3 years.

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CHE Trinity Health, Sharecare Discuss New Partnership


CHE Trinity Health, Sharecare Discuss New Partnership   Sharecare Partnership mobile marketing healthcare CHE Trinity Health Representatives for CHE Trinity Health and Sharecare tell mHealthWatch that their recently announced partnership is designed to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states encompassing the CHE Trinity Health system.

The partnership will “engage consumers in their wellness with informative and compelling digital content, and CHE Trinity Health’s regional health systems will have new avenues for patient acquisition and online physician profiles.”

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Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?


Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?   wearables Mobile Devices healthcare There are still some folks around who remember outhouses and manual typewriters. But fewer and fewer, to be honest.

Now we’re in the zoom era of technological innovation. In the last decade, the reach of digital media has been staggering. First it was smartphones that revamped our lives. Next up? Wearables.

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, about 130 million wearable devices will be sold by 2018.

Connected gadgets could change our lives, our health, our habits.

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