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Market for Global Telemedicine to Reach $27.3B in 2016, up From $11.6B in 2011


In a new report from BCC Research, its been projected that the market for global telemedicine services is set to reach $27.3B in 2016, which is up from $9.8 billion in 2010 and $11.6 billion in 2011.

The growth represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6% over the next five years.  The report, Global Markets for Telemedicine Technologies, is based on interviews with manufacturers and users of telemedicine technologies and services, as well as from reviews of secondary sources such as company literature, conference proceedings, and related government data.

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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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Study Finds Americans Are Increasingly Willing to Pay for mHealth Services


mHealth is quickly becoming an attractive field to the American people.

Approximately 80% of respondents in a new IBM research survey reveal a willingness to pay upwards of $100 for a “medical device that monitors their vital signs.”

Fewer than 10% of respondents are paying out-of-pocket charges for such devices today, but more than one-third expect to do so within the next two years.

The IBM survey aims to monitor trends that pertain to the use of mobile devices in the healthcare industry.

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