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Infographic: The mHealth Market is Exploding


Infographic: The mHealth Market is Exploding   tablets tablet devices mobile medical apps mobile healthcare infographic mobile healthcare mobile health IT mobile health infographic mobile health apps mobile health applications mobile health Mobile Devices mhealth infographic mHealth medical apps iOS medical apps infographic healthcare infographic health infographic Float mobile learning I came across an interesting infographic that does a great job detailing the massive growth we’re seeing in the mHealth space, as well as the overall sentiment towards mobile health technologies on behalf of American consumers and physicians alike.

According to the graphic there were more than 1 billion visits to physicians’ offices in the U.S during 2011.  According to the survey driving the data for the infographic, it was found that 40% of doctors believe mobile health technologies can reduce the number of office visits.  In addition, 80% of doctors are already using smartpthones and medical apps, of which there are more than 10,000 available in Apple’s iTunes App Store.

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Juniper Research: Usage of Remote Health Monitoring to Reach 3M by 2016


Juniper Research: Usage of Remote Health Monitoring to Reach 3M by 2016   US FDA tablet devices SMS education programs sms smartphones remote patient monitoring remote monitoring remote health monitoring mobile medical apps Mobile Devices Mobile Apps Juniper Research health monitoring New estimates out from Juniper Research suggest the number of people using mobile networks for remote health monitoring services will top 3M by 2016.

Though nearly all health conditions can benefit from round-the-clock mobile monitoring, the report found that the field is being led by cardiac outpatient monitoring, as insurance reimbursement in the US market plays a key role.  However, the management of diabetes and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder), in addition to other chronic diseases will play an important role in the remote patient monitoring market over the next several years.

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Survey: Heavy Healthcare Investment in Tablet Devices Expected for 2012


Survey: Heavy Healthcare Investment in Tablet Devices Expected for 2012   West Wireless Health Institute tablets tablet growth tablet devices tablet adoption slates slate devices NPD Group mobile healthcare device mobile healthcare mobile health device mobile health mHealth tablets mHealth device mHealth iPads ipad devices ipad adoption IPad EMRs EMR system EMR Electronic medical records Apple iPad apple According to new survey data out from market research firm the NPD Group, 75 percent of the small to medium healthcare practices polled are looking to buy tablet devices in 2012.

This is despite a somewhat contradictory report published recently by the West Wireless Health Institute that said less than one percent of hospitals have fully functioning tablet systems in place as we enter 2012, citing lack of development in EMR apps and others that don’t give physicians the same experience they’re used.

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Juniper: 44M mHealth Apps to be Downloaded in 2012, 142M+ By 2016


Juniper: 44M mHealth Apps to be Downloaded in 2012, 142M+ By 2016   tablet devices smartphones mobile medical apps mobile healthcare apps mobile healthcare applications mobile healthcare mobile health apps mobile health applications mobile health mobile data mHealth apps mHealth app stores mhealth app market mHealth medical apps Juniper Research Juniper iOS healthcare applications healthcare health apps health app stores Android advanced healthcare applications According to new data out from Juniper Research, it’s now estimated that more than 44 million mobile health apps will be downloaded in 2012, growing to more than 142 million by 2016.

According to the research, a majority of the growth will be triggered by the release of FDA regulations on which types of mobile health apps require agency approval; efforts to realize cost savings through remote patient monitoring; and the development of more consumer-focused applications.  ”Acceptance of new healthcare practices like remote patient monitoring will come directly from consumers becoming engaged in [mobile health care] through the smartphone,” said Anthony Cox, an author of the report.

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Following Pilot Program, Dept. of Veteran Affairs Plans to Purchase 100K iPads for Physicians


Following Pilot Program, Dept. of Veteran Affairs Plans to Purchase 100K iPads for Physicians   VA tablets tablet devices slates slate devices iPads IPad healthcare IT health IT government IT government health IT Department of Veteran Affairs Apple iPad apple Not even a month after announcing a pilot program that put 1,000 iPads to use in VA hospitals, the Department of Veteran Affairs has decided to go all in and purchase up to 100,000 additional iPads for use in its 152 facilities across the country.

This represents a huge first win for Apple in terms of cracking the government IT market, which is traditionally dominated by Dell and RIM.  Though iPads were chosen for this initiative, VA officials said they don’t plan to limit themselves strictly to Apple devices and will also support Android and Windows-based tablets as well.  What’s interesting is that iPads, while favorable from a consumer standpoint, don’t actually posses the technical and security features that RIM’s PlayBook has for example — requirements that would seem to be important in a healthcare setting.

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Survey: 74.6 Percent of Nurses Own Smartphones or Tablets, 41.5 Percent Own eBook Readers


Survey: 74.6 Percent of Nurses Own Smartphones or Tablets, 41.5 Percent Own eBook Readers   tablets tablet devices Spring Publishing Group Spring Publishing smartphones slates slate devices R.N nursing community nurses mobile healthcare mobile health mHealth healthcare survey healthcare data eBook Readers e book readers According to new survey data on mobile usage among the nursing community, it was found that nearly 75% of nurses own either a smartphone or tablet device, while nearly half — 41.5% — own an eBook reader.

Though mobile usage is high among nurses, it was found that only 31.4% of those owning eBook readers have downloaded medical titles, compared to 53.6% for smartphone and tablet users.  The survey, conducted by Springer Publishing Company — a publisher of healthcare and social science titles — found that 22% smartphone or tablet owners have an Apple iPad, and revealed that Epocrates is the favorite mobile medical application.

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


Report: Four out of Five Practicing Physicians Use Smartphones, Tablets & Mobile Apps   tablets tablet devices smartphones slates slate devices physicians mobile research mobile medical devices mobile healthcare mobile health Mobile Devices mobile data mHealth Medical research medical report Jackson & Coker healthcare research healthcare report healthcare digital devices 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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