The quiet revolution in health care

KEY TAKEAWAY:  [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Hidden in all the news about Mhealth and new electronic health records is the fact that patients are slowly taking control of THEIR health care[/inlinetweet].  If this trend continues, and it will, I expect HCP’s, insurers and pharma to start paying the price for overcomplicating health care.  Continue reading

318,500 mHealth apps now available

KEY TAKEAWAY:   IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science,found a significant increase in the proportion of mobile health apps that focus on health conditions and patient care, as opposed to those for general wellness. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] Health condition management apps now account for 40% of all health-related apps, up from 27% in 2015[/inlinetweet].  The biggest barriers to mHealth adoption are user experience and ensuring that HCP’s accept the data. Continue reading

mHealth set to explode, but challenges remain

KEY TAKEAWAY: [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]For 2017 the mHealth market is forecast to be valued at around 25.39 billion [/inlinetweet]U.S. dollars. The number ofmHealth apps downloaded worldwide was expected to reach a high in 2016, with an estimated 3.2 billion downloads, almost double the number of downloads in 2013. Continue reading

mHealth may have lots of money, but it still has a long way to go

KEY TAKEAWAY: Studies indicate people with chronic conditions want to use mHealth devices at home for care management, but the devices and apps they’re trying are too complex or confusing. More than 100,000 (health) applications are now available in the leading app stores, and the assortment is constantly growing,” says a BAEK study that was discussed at the congress. But only a fraction of the programs are certified as medical products.Mobile health apps for smartphones and tablet computers are especially popular with young people. And demand is rising. There’s a caveat, though.  Continue reading