"mHealth" articles

Smart watch adoption is picking up in the United States. According to Parks Associates' most recent survey data, as of 2017 14% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart watch. Consumer-reported purchase intention for smart watches has also more than doubled year-over-year, ahead of the holiday shopping season. 2017 is an important year for the U.S. smart watch market. Traditional fitness wearable brands Fitbit and Garmin have announced their first "true" smart...
Kari Hall , VP, Global Software Services at ResMed, recently spoke with Parks Associates about the future of healthcare. Kari was also a speaker at Parks Associates’ annual Connected Health Summit in San Diego, where she and speakers from 2bPrecise, Kaiser, Qualcomm, and UPMC Insurance Services spoke about the business opportunities available through precision medicine. ResMed changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications...
Autumn Braswell , COO of Global Solutions and Marketing for LinQ at iQor, recently shared her perspective on the future of digital health markets. Autumn was a speaker at Parks Associates’ fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , which took place August 29-31 in San Diego. iQor is a global provider of customer interaction and product support services. They partner with many of the world’s best-known brands to deliver aftermarket product and customer...
Although the use of on-demand virtual care technologies remains controversial, shifting perception has led care providers to implement or embed solutions into their current care practices. Parks Associates research shows that almost 40% of consumers are interested in communicating digitally with medical professionals via phone calls or online voice chat. As the consumer-focused transformation in healthcare broadens, more care will be delivered in non-acute settings, including in...
The Internet of Things opens many new opportunities for the connected consumer.  Startups are targeting every aspect of the home, the car, and the body, with applications focused on safety, security, comfort, convenience, health, and wellbeing. Each year at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ Conference , venture capitalists speak on a session about the future direction of IoT investing. At the 2017 event, session attendees were asked their opinions on where start-up activity...
International research firm Parks Associates  will host the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The event will analyze the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement. Early registration  for the three-day event, which includes a pre-show research...
The health insurer industry recognizes that the current way of doing business is not sustainable long term. Insurers either keep shifting more cost to consumers, resulting in consumers directly doing business with care providers, or they kept raising premiums, bankrupting consumers, and eventually causing their own demise—either out of business or government moves in to create a single payer system. As current thinking goes, insurers want to change their role from a gatekeeper...
As usual, CES 2017 was a four-day extravaganza of innovations from the smartest connected car innovations to the latest bendable/flexible battery. In the digital health section of the show floor, two companies caught my attention—Israel-based TytoCare and South Korea’s Partron/Croise. Both design and manufacture what I call “personal health hub” devices. TytoCare’s hub (the TytoHome model on the right) is a half-palm-sized device with accessories that currently...
 
by Harry Wang | Jan. 17, 2017
Tags: mHealth, remote health monitoring, virtual care

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