Tag Archive | "mobile health"

Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?


Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?   mobile health mHealth Harris Interactive Doctor on Demand CDC Data from Center of Disease Control (CDC) indicates that at least 50 million Americans now suffer from environmental allergies on an annual basis.

But how do you know if you have allergies or a cold?

Doctor On Demand recently conducted a survey with Harris Interactive to better understand what Americans know and don’t know about environmental allergies and cold confusion.

Read the full story

Posted in Infographics, Technology, TelemedicineComments (0)

Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health


Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health   mobile health Mobile Apps mHealth apps mHealth app Freshly published findings from a new study conducted by Research Now is providing some positive insight for those who may otherwise doubt the value of mobile medical apps being good for our health.

The digital data collection provider connected with 500 healthcare professionals and 1,000 health app users in the U.S. to reach the following conclusions:

  •     46% of healthcare professionals say that they will introduce mobile apps to their practice in the next five years.
  •     86% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will increase their knowledge of patients’ conditions.
  •     96% of users think that health apps help to improve their quality of life.
  •     72% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will encourage patients to take more responsibility for their health.

Read the full story

Posted in mHealth news, Mobile AppComments (0)

HealthTap Taps New Chief Healthcare Officer


HealthTap Taps New Chief Healthcare Officer   mobile health mHealth medical data HealthTap Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth A representative for Palo-Alto based HealthTap, a company that connects people with doctors and their knowledge via mobile devices and personal computers, tells mHealthWatch that Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth has joined the team as Chief Healthcare Officer.

According to a statement provided via email, this is an “unprecedented move in the healthcare industry.” How so? It’s not every day that a well-known executive exiting a Fortune 500 company comes to a Silicon Valley startup.

Dr. Wohlgemuth is the former Chief Scientific Officer and SVP of R&D and Medical at Quest Diagnostics. So why did he make the move? The prominent exec is “passionate about the power of data to improve decisions impacting everyone’s health and well-being.”
Read the full story

Posted in HealthcareComments (0)

Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020


Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020   mobile health mHealth news mHealth MCN Analysis just released by Grand View Research on the global mobile healthcare marketplace suggests that by 2020, the industry could be worth as much as $49.1 billion.

Grand View’s recent report predicts the global market value for mhealth will rise by a CAGR of 47.6 percent from where it was in 2014.

“In 2012, the market revenue had been $1.2 billion. That illustrated that even from that year to 2014, there was already a rapid growth being experienced,” according to Mobile Commerce News (MCN) . “In terms of revenue, that speed of growth is expected to continue, at a CAGR of 49.7 percent from last year to 2020. The mobile health industry as a whole is seen as one that has considerable potential due to its many advantages over current standard health care.”

Read the full story

Posted in mHealth, mHealth newsComments (0)

SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at ‘Healthiest You’ with Scott Sanford


SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at Healthiest You with Scott Sanford   telemedicine SXSW 2014 SXSW Scott Sanford mobile health mHealth news mHealth Healthiest You Innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare technology are everywhere this week in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2015.

Among them is Scott Sanford, the Chief Growth Officer and Co-founder of Healthiest You, a telehealth solution that provides a “complete digital sick care and wellness program.”

mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin spoke at length with Sanford at SXSW in this mHealthWatch exclusive to discuss how Healthiest You is endeavoring to create vast improvements in healthcare delivery, including lower costs, and more convenient access.

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, Technology, telehealth platformsComments (0)

Thousands Flock to Apple’s ResearchKit Right Out of the Gate


Thousands Flock to Apples ResearchKit Right Out of the Gate   ResearchKit research mobile health mHealth apple On Monday, Apple unveil ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research. Specifically, the platform will ostensibly help doctors and scientists “gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.”

Well, if there were any doubts as to whether Apple’s newest initiative would be well-received, all such doubts can now be put to rest.

By mid week, thousands had already flocked to ResearchKit to sign up for medical studies.
Read the full story

Posted in mHealth newsComments (0)

The Digital Doctor Will See You Now, But Wants to be Paid


The Digital Doctor Will See You Now, But Wants to be Paid   telemedicine mobile health mHealth doctors Telemedicine is taking the medical world by storm, offering more and more opportunities for doctors to examine, consult with, and treat patients without them ever having to visit the office.

But digital docs want to be paid.

What’s needed, say industry observers, is a shift toward insurance companies providing coverage for a service that still doesn’t enjoy a streamlined reimbursement system.

The issue has come up recently in Washington state.

Read the full story

Posted in TelemedicineComments (0)